Spreading the Word: Publishing & Blogging

As the adage goes, you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink. However, as clicker trainers we know that if you set up a lovely field full of sunshine, green grass, and a sparkling, bubbling stream, your horse will likely drink a lot more!

Presenting fun, exciting, and clear information on clicker training and related welfare and behavior topics can be one of the best ways to spread the word about these beneficial practices. Allowing interested learners to absorb information privately and at their own pace rather than reacting defensively to challenges yields greater success. Finally, sharing and collaborating with other trainers helps everyone. In this information age, we can share information more easily than ever.

Learn about the best ways to share your training experience and enthusiasm, what you should share and why, how to handle conflict or criticism, and how to get started. By helping ourselves, we help others and the community too!

Laura VanArendonk Baugh

Laura VanArendonk Baugh operates Canines in Action in Indianapolis. As a crossover trainer, Laura is particularly interested in the science of more efficient behavior change. She became a Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Certified Training Partner (CTP) in 2008 and returned to the Academy as an instructor, teaching certification workshops around the country. She is also certified in TAGteach.

Laura blogs on clicker training and behavior frequently, writes articles on various behavior and training topics, and is the author of Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out and Social, Civil, and Savvy.