Dog Training Rooted in Love & Science

Online help and live seminars for professional dog trainers and individual families.

Welcome! I teach professional dog trainers and families with dogs in my online school and through books, DVDs, and seminars around the world. Click a category below for dog training help.

Online Self-Study Courses, Feature Films, Books, DVDs, and Dog Leashes
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Video library for dog training education [Trainers & Professionals][Dog Owners]
Live and Recorded, online and in person around the world (BAT,  Teamwork, and other topics)
Dog Trainer Certification for Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT)

Philosophy: In a culture obsessed with dominance, more power may seem like the last thing you want to give your dog. But empowerment is actually an efficient, effective way to solve behavior problems. When you remove obstacles in the way of learning and give dogs a way to meet their needs, their 'misbehavior' disappears.

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Flying to Scotland today! Missing my pups already, but I'm happy to be teaching 4 weekend BAT seminars in Europe this month! Scotland, England (with an advanced practical day), Poland, and Sweden (also an advanced day with dogs).

What do you all do to combat separation anxiety from your dogs? For me it helps to know they're with people who love them (almost) as much as I do. And being present, returning attention to the breath or the space around me. What else?
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True for life and especially true when you are doing BAT with your dog! Work on your own reactivity to help your dog learn to stay relaxed around triggers. ... See MoreSee Less

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Here's a better recording of the "One Breath at a Time" song I posted last week. I've got some pretty amazing back-up here: Patrick Armitage of the Jon Stickley Trio on drums, Mai Bloomfield (who also plays with Jason Mraz) on cello, and Patrick Pearsall on bass. I'm feeling pretty lucky. Enjoy!

p.s. It's not technically dog training but I know many of us dog trainers start having imposter syndrome so I figured it could be of use here!
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