The dog trainers whose ideas, websites, books, and DVDs are discussed around this website are all people we can learn from. Not to put them on pedestals above us mere mortals — though when they resolve seemingly intractable dog training problems, there can be a tendency for others to do that!
This section of the website leads you to pages about famous and not-so-famous dog trainers, and how to become a dog trainer yourself.
In this fifteen-minute talk on dog-friendly dog training, Dr.Ian Dunbar has no dogs with him but still easily manages to keep the audience’s attention. He starts out by saying that dogs have interests, such as chasing squirrels or sniffing each …Continue reading →
I happened to discover dog trainer Emily Larlham recently, and I’m very impressed with this prolific, internationally known young woman who works with positive methods, I love it that she has dozens of free dog training videos on Youtube. So …Continue reading →
I’ve been visiting with Luke Browne, a family member in San Francisco who has been a professional dog walker for almost eight years — “professional” here meaning that it’s how he makes his living. From our rambling chats over several …Continue reading →
We have often watched Victoria Stillwell’s television show, and we’ve enjoyed her brisk no-nonsense style combined with positive reinforcement training methods. I get a kick out of how she comes to the rescue in such a wide variety of situations, …Continue reading →
Renowned veterinarian-trainer-writer Ian Dunbar is known for expressing his opinions, and they are worth listening to. He’s had a huge beneficial influence on how we relate to dogs. I describe a little of what he’s done on this page about …Continue reading →
I first heard of dog trainer Leslie Nelson in connection with the Really Reliable Recall™ method she developed, which is a way of training your dog to have just what it says… a recall that you can really trust. Here …Continue reading →
Veterinarian and animal behaviorist Dr. Ian Dunbar once had a Malamute puppy. And it’s a good thing for the rest of us that he did…. When he couldn’t find a training class for young puppies anywhere in the San Francisco …Continue reading →
When I read , by Suzanne Clothier, right away I was caught up in the lovely way she relates to dogs and other animals. So I wasn’t really surprised when Linda Tellington-Jones turned up in the book, quite early on …Continue reading →
I read a really outstanding article on Cesar Millan and his methods, in the blog of Patricia McConnell, which I follow regularly… Here is a snippet which catches the essence of her point of view: I personally believe that Cesar …Continue reading →
If you are interested in working with a dog trainer, how do you evaluate the trainers in your area? I wrote here about how to find names of dog trainers, but what do you do once you have some people …Continue reading →
Sometimes situations arise with puppies and adult dogs where the owner doesn’t know what to do about something pretty important. Perhaps their large year-old dog insists on jumping up on everyone it meets when taken for walks. Perhaps house-training hasn’t …Continue reading →