Hello world! I am a program facilitator for a non-profit group called Teacher’s Pet. We pair at-risk youth with hard to adopt shelter dogs for a ten week training program using reward based training techniques. When the dogs graduate the program, they have a much better chance of being adopted because they have learned many basic cues such as sit, focus, down, leave it and wait for food bowl.
We also work with many dogs who are shut down by fear. The progress that the kids make with these dogs amazes me every time and it is all accomplished in a gentle and loving way.
I am looking forward to sharing stories and training tips to help your dog learn cues in a way that is fun for him and that will also build his confidence- and yours too!