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
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
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!
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
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