Lap Grooming an Aggressive cat on the floor can sound scary. In reality, it gives you more control, keeps the cat safer, and gives the owner the confidence in your ability. This class demonstrates how to handle an aggressive cat during a house call grooming visit. Everything from policies, to meeting the cat, to taking the cat from the owner to the actual grooming process and wrap up is covered. You will view two full lion cuts, plus a bath and dry on an aggressive cat. The basic steps on how to perform a lion cut are not taught. This class is specifically focused on aggressive cats in the house call setting.
Don’t groom on the floor? The basics demonstrated in this class can easily be used on a chair.
Don’t do House Call? The holds and technique remain the same. My approaches or techniques would not change if I was grooming in a salon or mobile unit.
Over 1 hour and 25 minutes of Aggressive Cat Grooming video, over 32 minutes of grooming non-aggressive cat video plus over 12 minutes of video of Deborah speaking, and written material is included in this class.
The 1 hour and 25 minutes of aggressive cat grooming videos are unedited. These cats are aggressive with all the vocalizations and behaviors typically found in an aggressive cat. It is recommended to listen to the videos with a headset as not to upset the animals and people around you. If you are not used to seeing aggressive cats, this video can be upsetting. Deborah and the cats were not injured during these videos. All the cats filmed IMMEDIATELY returned to their normal behavior (included in the class) as soon as the grooming process had concluded.
You are purchasing 365 days of access to this online self-paced class.
Isobel (verified owner) –
This class is amazing and I’ve been mobile (house-call) grooming, in the UK, for over a year and I learnt so much from this. It was really useful to see the difference in approach and technique for compliant and non-compliant kitties.
Having recently been bitten through kevlar coated sleeves and rose gloves I know how important protection is and thus I value continued professional development. I appreciated watching a highly professional lone groomer work, specifically, as I rarely work with an assistant. Thank you for sharing this class Deborah.
Debra Norton (verified owner) –
I just finished this class and I highly recommend “Aggressive Cats in the Housecall Environment” to groomers who are new to cat grooming and to experienced cat groomers alike. The information in this class can easily be applied to ANY grooming setting, whether house call, mobile or salon.
This class contains many tips and reminders for ensuring your safety and the cat’s safety while grooming aggressive cats. You will watch Deborah safely and effectively groom an aggressive cat from start to finish. She also grooms another aggressive cat and a compliant cat to demonstrate the difference. While she is grooming, you see her utilizing some of the holds she includes in “Lap Holds for Feline Grooming” (another class I have taken and recommend).
Deborah talks about how she decides whether or not a cat is too aggressive for her to groom and when to walk away.
As feline groomers, we are at risk for very serious injury and there is no amount of education on safety that is too much. I would encourage anyone to add this class to their “toolbox”.
I have been a feline exclusive groomer with a home-based salon for five years and I found this class both valuable and inspiring.
Happy and safe grooming!