Controversy in dog training and infighting among dog trainers has been going on for many years - at least since the 1960's when Steve said "cookie pushers" were known as "foodies" and were ridiculed by the established "way" dog trainers. But should you throw the "baby out with the bathwater?" Should young trainers read the dog training book by Colonel Konrad Most that Steve was … [Read more...] about Should you Throw the Baby Out with the Bathwater? Controversy in Dog Training
Thought you dog trainers would enjoy our 2019 YouTube Forum discussion on Aversive vs. Positive Dog training and the stress factor in dogs based on a Portuguese study. Our talk is passionate and sometimes irreverent but we all don't have the same thoughts on it which is a good thing. I'm proud that Dog Trainers Connection has always believed in greys and that dog training … [Read more...] about Aversive vs. Positive Dog Training and Stress
Is your dog sensitive to loud noises, firecrackers, thunderstorms or rain hitting your roof? Here are two things that help our dog Akira when she's stressed: Put 10 drops of Valerian tincture (I use Herb Pharm brand) and 10 drops of Chamomile tincture in your dog's bowl. Add a drop of honey and a few drops of water and mix it up. The honey will help entice your dog to lap it … [Read more...] about 2 Tips to Relax Your Dog and 1 for you!
When I decided to blog about my passion for homemade and raw dog food, the dog trainer Jeff Coltenback (jeffcoltenback.com)came to mind.Jeff created a terrific educational DVD called “Holistic Pet Care” in which he films an actual raw food diet being prepared! Holistic Pet Care DVD - Canine Series (jeffcoltenback.com)Jeff kids around a lot often making irreverent jokes about … [Read more...] about Dog Pro – Jeff Coltenback
These pictures are of the ingredients we use to make homemade dog food for our Norwegian Elkhound, Akira. Joel and I really like putting all these healthy ingredients together.I became interested in homemade dog food in 1993. I quickly learned that it helped our young Elkhound blossom both physically and mentally from her new diet. Many people have helped to educate me along … [Read more...] about My Passion – Homemade Dog Food
For those of you who have trouble walking your dog with your dog pulling and not having a relaxing walk, this video by trainer Nina Haaland of Norway teaches you in simple steps how to use clicker training to obtain a nice loose leash on your walk. Her training company is Dog in Focuswhich she started in 2001 About Nina: Nina Haaland is a Certified dog behaviorist, … [Read more...] about Watch a cool video on loose leash walking!
Developed by dog lover Kendra Snavely, these dog treats are incredible! Kendra sent us a sample and take it from me – these salmon skin training treats are extremely motivating and are HIGH HIGH VALUE TREATS! I talked to Kendra and asked her to tell us about her business and her background with dogs. Kendra, how did your salmon skin treat business happen and … [Read more...] about Dog Lover creates a Real High Value and Healthy Treat!
Watch Lynn Webb bring a shelter dog from a nervous and stressed state to a much more calm state with her skills of canine massage and reading the dog’s body language as she works on the dog. Even though the dog Arianna has ongoing stress from living in a shelter, the benefits of Lynn’s massage can be seen throughout the video. About Lynn: Lynn Webb, M.A.,. KPA CTP, … [Read more...] about Canine Massage In A Shelter
Spring is here so it’s that time again when folks are going to be taking their dogs to dog parks!Here’s a terrific video that you may not have seen from Korean dog trainer June Kim! We think you will learn a lot from watching it.June knows dogs! She’s been a professional dog trainer for 25+ years.June Kim PgDip, CBCC, CPDT, is the founder at PolangPolang LLC, … [Read more...] about How To Help Your Dog Get Along at The Dog Park
Stay turned for our upcoming Podcast Interview with dog trainer Dennis Fehling, CPDT-KA, CBATI, of Friends for Life Dog Training in Redmond, Oregon, who is passionate about giving back and helping veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He and his wife Pam Bigoni worked with a program called “Battle Buddies” in Oregon, training veterans and their service … [Read more...] about Dog Trainer on a Mission to Help Vets with PTSD