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.

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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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Yes! This definitely applies to everyone, including dogs, humans, and even ourselves.

One of those important needs is control over our own safety. That's why I developed BAT and why I'm teaching the workshop "Don't Just Grab the Pussycat," which is about consent for physical contact in all species. Upcoming seminars are in Portland and Eugene, Oregon next month. I also have an online recorded webinar.

The "Don't Just Grab the Pussycat" seminar discusses a range specific tools for consent with vet care and grooming to interactions between humans.

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Oregon: I am teaching two "Don't Just Grab the Pussycat" seminars to discuss Consent in December: EUGENE Dec 7, PORTLAND Dec 11, both 6:30-8:30 pm.

Whether it's scratching a dog's head, grooming a cat, overfeeding a child, or intimate contact between adult humans, the power to give or deny consent is a basic need that is often ignored. I believe the more we pay attention to all types of consent, the safer the world will be for everyone. I am a dog trainer, so the bulk of the seminar will be about how to ask for and get consent from animals for things like nail trimming, petting, etc.

But there is an...

ADULT CONTENT ADVISORY, because for a small portion of the seminar, I will also discuss issues around consent for physical contact between humans.

Please go to the events to share and invite your friends! Thanks!

p.s. Most of the profits of the Portland seminar will be donated to a close friend who just had premature twins. They were born at something around 3 pounds each and are still in the NICU getting care.
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