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Episode 205 - Empowerment Training for your Power Dog


Released Sat March 16, 2019
Length: 0:53:47
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Training your power dog

In this interview, you can hear experienced trainer Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell talk about her latest book - Empowerment Training for Your Power Dog: Unleash the Positive Potential in Bully and Mastiff Breeds, Pit Bulls, and Other Strong Dogs.

Dawn discusses the issues which can affect owners with powerful dogs, and she includes as powerful dogs such breeds as - Cane Corso, American Staffordshire Terrier, Bulldog, Boxer, Great Dane, Dalmatian, Mastiff, Bull Mastiff, American Pitbull Terrier, Boston Terrier, Fila Brasileiro, and more.

These are breeds - because of their instincts and their physical attributes - you have to train early, train often, and then train some more.
 - Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell

Dawn mentioned the BonaFide Dog Academy there, and to find out more about Empowerment Training for Your Power Dog: Unleash the Positive Potential in Bully and Mastiff Breeds, Pit Bulls, and Other Strong Dogs you can go to, or if you're in the U.S.A. go to

You can also visit the Dogwise website, to find out more about Dawn's other books.
In Episode 53 of DogCast Radio you can hear Dawn talking about dog estate planning. In Episode 147, she discusses in detail how to best train

terriers, and in Episode 59, you can hear her great advice on doorbell manners. In Episode 151 Dawn gives all the advice you need to train sporting breeds.

The DogCast Radio News

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