I'm excited about my next podcast interview with dog trainer Dina Pavlis of Surf City Dog Training! Dina trains in Florence, Oregon which from Googling it, it looks like a beautiful part of our country! Pacific Coast, sand dunes, pine trees, rivers... wow! Above is a picture of Dina and one of her dogs. She's developed some some truly exciting outdoor activities for her … [Read more...] about Outdoor Training Games in Oregon
Certifications for Dog Trainers – One of the First
CAN YOU NAME THE FIRST PROFESSIONAL DOG TRAINER ORGANIZATION TO GIVE CERTIFICATIONS (post 1960's that is...) The Society of North American Dog Trainers (SNADT). Have you heard of it? Probably not. Steve Diller, the wonderful trainer whom I studied with, told me about it as he had been its President in 1991. Many of the members were pet dog trainers but they also competed in … [Read more...] about Certifications for Dog Trainers – One of the First
The People End of Dog Training
Have you ever had trouble with the people end of dog training? Difficult or uncomfortable situations with clients – when you feel that you’re just not getting your message across to the owners? You’ve got to listen to THE DOG TRAINERS CONNECTION PODCAST interview that we’re posting on Friday, 11/6! I interviewed Colleen Demling, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, Founder and … [Read more...] about The People End of Dog Training
Trainer Stories – Rehabiliating Dogs
Sue Hagerman, Certified Dog Trainer graduate of Animal Behavior College and owner of Pet Dog Sit-uations, LLC, in Maumee, Ohio, sent me a story about a dog named Sophie that she fostered and rehabilitated. Sue volunteers at local shelters working with dogs that need socialization and basic training. I think “Sophie’s Story” is the essence of what helps dog trainers get … [Read more...] about Trainer Stories – Rehabiliating Dogs
Separation Anxiety & Stress…Oh My!
I really like Roger Abrantes’ book DOGS HOME ALONE A trainer suggested I get it when I took my first separation anxiety case. It's an excellent book with clearly written step-by-step instructions and diagrams. Sometimes by just doing the initial “BED” exercise, the dog relaxes enough to be able to stay home alone – of course if the dog owner works the exercise! Even … [Read more...] about Separation Anxiety & Stress…Oh My!
Gary Wilkes – Creator of Target Training
httpss://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4i7-0vFW0U Gary Wilkes of CLICK AND TREAT is an internationally acclaimed behaviorist, trainer, author, columnist, teacher and lecturer. I met him at an APDT Conference back in 2001 a couple of months after I graduated from a professional dog trainers program. I wanted to give a class but I was petrified and when I told … [Read more...] about Gary Wilkes – Creator of Target Training
A Gentle Dog Trainer in Oregon
Dennis Fehling, CPDT-KA, CBATI is one of a very few men, as he puts it, "in the field of gentle positive training" since he's a Guild Certified Tellington TTouch Practitioner. He'd like to change that and encourages men to learn about Tellington TTouch. He's been training dogs for 10 years, specializes in aggression and lives in Central Oregon. The other unique thing about … [Read more...] about A Gentle Dog Trainer in Oregon
Animal Communication Stories
I have to admit when I first consulted Dr. Denice Moffat, Veterinarian, Medical Intuitive and Naturopath to help me with a few personal health issues, I wondered how effective it would be if I could only talk to her on the phone. I’m a skeptic by nature but I took a leap of faith and I'm very glad I did! Denice has set me on a path of understanding what kinds of food are good … [Read more...] about Animal Communication Stories
Supplements for a Raw or Home Cooked Diet
Bonnie Blumenfeld, RVT Holistic Animal Health Consultant Please Note: These are broad, generalized guidelines for healthy animals - obviously all animals are different and some may require more specific attention as well as a more specialized regimen. With many people feeding raw or home-cooked diets to their dogs today, it's important to understand which supplements need to … [Read more...] about Supplements for a Raw or Home Cooked Diet
The Cat is Out of the Bag!
Yesterday, I interviewed dog trainer and author, Carol Lea Benjamin discussing her Invisible Disability Service Dog Training - which is going to be on our.....DRUM ROLL PLEASE... NEW WEBSITE!! It's been a long time coming, we've put in a lot of hard work to make it happen and we're totally stoked and excited about it. It's different than what you're used to, but it's the DTC … [Read more...] about The Cat is Out of the Bag!