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Today was our annual Pooch Parade here in Ventura. What a grand event it was! Loose Leash walking everywhere! It’s put on by our local private rescue group The Canine Adoption and Rescue League– a great group of folks…
What a lovely and heartwarming sight to see… I LOVE when I witness dog owners practicing those techniques I teach in my classes…whether they are students of mine or not… Just today I saw two different dog owners providing…
I don’t know what all the explosives are about – I usually find them a bit annoying…loud, plus they make a mess of the environment – but I guess you humans find them appealing. Well, turns out they’re not…
I’m so proud of my mom the dog training coach! She just landed herself a new job… Don’t worry. She still has her fabulous indoor dog training studio – and is still taking private clients, and teaching classes… But…
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….
Hey Dad, just wanted to wish you a Happy Father’s Day! Thanks for taking such good care of me… I love our trips to the field where you let me run around…sniffing and rolling in things – just letting…
It’s my BIRTHDAY, it’s my birthday, we’re gonna party like it’s my birthday!!!! And what a great day it was… Poor mom, she had to work today – she was teaching some of her awesome classes… I think she…
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…