Author: Joan Hunter Mayer

How exciting! I was just hired to take over the dog training classes here in Ventura through the Ventura College Community Education program! I start this Thursday! The class is similar to my course I teach at my own…
I was having a discussion on the use of choke chains with dogs – and the question came up about using them on stronger dogs, especially Pit Bull Terriers. Let me say this first: 1) I love Pit Bulls….
Wow! Talk about rewarding… As you probably already know, I LOVE MY JOB! I’m so passionate about being a dog trainer and behavior counselor! Last Sunday was the start of my new round of Manners Classes… I offer both…
I don’t get it… I really don’t. As you all know, I am a dog trainer and behavior counselor that uses what’s called Positive Reinforcement training methods. Just to clarify, this doesn’t mean that I don’t use “punishment”. Of…
Dear Mom, Just wanted to wish you a Happy Mothers Day, and tell you how much I love you. I can’t believe it’s been fourteen years since our last “mom’s day” together. It feels like yesterday. You would be…
I got home from teaching class the other day – one of my fabulous manners classes at The Inquisitive Canine indoor studio… My wonderful husband and dog Ponchowere both waiting for me… we were all going to run errands…
I’m talking about me folks. The patient dog trainer and human-dog relationship coach… the one who is able to fix everyones else’s issue’s with their own dogs… Yep, I’m the hypocrite. Making a public announcement and apology for everyone…