Julie Shaw on Building Bridges With Veterinarians
Veterinarians are often asked to help owners who have dogs with behavior problems. When a trainer works with the veterinary community, a productive partnership can easily be established, resulting in better outcomes for clients and their dogs.
Karen Pryor on Punishment, Cesar Millan, and More!
Traditional, punishment-based dog training has become not just entertainment but a cultural phenomenon. False assumptions about “dominance” in dogs (and other animals) are widely used to justify punishment.
Ken Ramirez Shares His Secret Recipe for Becoming a Complete Trainer
Learning to be a great trainer means developing deep skills in a variety of areas: stimulus control, marker timing, observational skills, food delivery, shaping strategies, targeting, reinforcement, criteria adjustments, training plans, and much more.
WCFO Award Winner Michele Pouliot Shows Her Training Secrets
One of the most important tools freestylers should have is training behaviors using raised platforms. Raised platforms, used effectively, can help your dog learn precise positions and master new freestyle behaviors more quickly.
British trainer Kay Laurence Shows You How to Teach Self-Control
Self-control may be the most important teaching gift we can give to our dogs and to ourselves. While self-control might save your dog’s life one day, it is also fundamental for cooperative living and enjoyment in your relationship with your dog.
Aggression Expert Emma Parsons Shares her Path-breaking Approach to Teaching a Reactive Dog Class
This Session is about teaching experienced instructors how to teach reactive dog classes safely.