There’s a blog called The MODERN DOG TRAINER that’s well worth checking out - Wow… does it have some great information for dog trainers! Founded in 2014 by Ines Gaschot, CPDT-KA and assisted by 9 contributing editors who are also dog trainers, The Modern Dog Trainer’s mission is to bring the dog training industry into the 21st century by as Ines puts it, “providing … [Read more...] about The Modern Dog Trainer
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
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!