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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

5 Tips For Doing In-Home Behavior Sessions

Private in-home behavior sessions are what I do most and what I most enjoy as a dog trainer. They enable me to better assess the situation, see the dog in it's natural world and get a sense on how everything going on at home. These sessions are very different the obedience and require you to do think outside the box and consider a variety of things.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

One of the best ways to get more clients for your dog training business

Want to see how $60 continually gets me clients year after year? This simple and inexpensive advertising pays off regularly for me [VIDEO POST].

Friday, May 17, 2013

Training Kids and Dogs

To get the perfect family dog you need train both your dog and your kids. This post shows you how.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Proper Puppy Socialization

In this episode Fern talks about the importance of puppy socialization with Ariana Kincaid of Operation Socialization. Lack of socialization is an epidemic and one of biggest causes of behavioral issues in adult dogs, and most people have no idea how to properly socialize their new puppies. Combine that with the multitude of misinformation online and from some trusted professionals it’s no surprise that there is so much confusion as to what is the best and safest way to socialize. Socialization should start early and is very time sensitive. In this episode you’ll find out exactly where those pups should be socialized and how every dog’s plan for socialization differs.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

How to Become a Dog Training Celebrity

If you're a dog trainer and want more notoriety, exposure and clients, you need to build your authority by becoming valuable in the public eye. With some effort and patience you can turn yourself into a dog trainer celebrity.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

What Being a Leader to Our Dogs Really Means

Leadership is a very misunderstood term in the dog world. I’ve seen people do some bizarre and really bad things to their dog in the name of leadership. In this episode I clear the air and discusses what it really means to be a leader to the dogs in your life. I tell you how I see leadership and describe what I call “the leadership umbrella.” This is foundational stuff and understanding it will effect everything you do with your dog and enable you to communicate more effectively. We’ll also talk about resource control and how it relates to leadership.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Dealing with Dog Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety in dog is a sad behavior problem to see but a very important one to address. Dog's who don't like being left alone are unhappy and unhealthy and the sooner you work on the issue the better for all involved. The problem is that much of the anxiety is being reinforced by dog owners inadvertently.