My interest in psychology and fascination with dogs merged in the world of dog training. Working with dogs in different professional capacities sparked my curiosity about the application of learning principles to dog behavior. At an early age, I became an active consumer of dog training information. I was fortunate as a student of psychology because I could more easily distinguish principles of learning from pseudo-science. These strategies tend to be ineffective at best and usually cause more problems for both people and dogs in the long term, usually attributing the problem to the dog in some way (dominance, temperament, etc..) After working with dogs for some time, I committed to pursuing higher education in the field of psychology given my interest in teaching and working with people. Through the years, I have been able to share my passion for teaching people how to train their dogs online at no cost. I believe that any person is capable of training a dog to do truly remarkable behaviors if they:
2) Learn to distinguish “dog fact” from “dog fiction”
3) Practice and learn from their training experience
I decided to join a community creating dog training videos that would help overcome these obstacles by providing clear, simple, and easy to understand visuals. In my work as a dog trainer, I learned that people learn skills most effectively through demonstrations and visual cues as opposed to lectures. Learning to train a dog is a behavioral skill that can only be mastered through practice. If you are interested in expanding your understanding and learning how to develop a strong bond with your dog based on trust, cooperation, and science – then this website is designed for you.
Solea is a long-haired German Shepherd Dog. She was born on December 25th, 2007. You will see her as the subject of most of my videos. She loves to be in the spotlight and believes it is her job and duty to perform for the camera. Her patience during filming is truly impressive. Although she was not a natural at fetch as a puppy, it quickly became one of her favorite activities. Solea also enjoys tracking scent and has a highly developed ability to do this for play. She has interacted with thousands of dogs over the years and possesses incredible social skills that can calm even the most rambunctious and ill-mannered puppy or dog. She has been a part of my training adventures from the start and accompanied me on adventures across the globe.