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Episode 211 - Doglogy University and how to find a good dog trainer


Released Sat August 31, 2019
Length: 1:24:51
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Matthew Lamarand

The secret is patience, consistency, and structure. It's completely free, you don't have to go to the store, there is no big box chain that carries it, it's inside of yourself.
 - Matthew Lamarand

One night, a dog saved Matthew Lamarand's life, and now he devotes his time to making life better for dogs. He is a United States Military veteran K9 handler, and has used his extensive professional and personal experience of dogs to develop his own approach - Dogology 101.

In a wide ranging interview, Matthew and Julie discuss lots of dog training issues, and how things have changed over the years. Matthew has worked for President Obama and is highly motivated to help dogs and owners live in harmony. Matthew talks with huge honesty and great humour.

There is a lot of information at Matthew's Dogology University website. You can keep up to date with Matthew via his Pawsome Parents Facebook group.

I'm just a glorified pooper scooper - I just held the leash, he did the work!
 - Matthew Lamarand

How to find a good trainer

Punishment is almost like a nuclear bomb - it was a trainer called Steve White who said that - if the blast doesn't get you , the fallout will.
 - Rachel Rodgers

We all want the best for our dogs - but how do we know which trainer is best, and what method of training? And what if we need a behaviourist? We find out from Rachel Rodgers M Sc, who is Head Coach of Dog School Shropshire & Cheshire, and Area Manager of Dog School Midlands.

In this in-depth interview, Rachel reveals why positive training methods are better for your dog; and the damage balanced or mixed training can do. She also tells you how to know you're consulting a trainer or behaviourist who will use positive methods.

You can find out more information at the Dogs Trust Dog School website. If you don't have access to a Dog School branch, you can find suitable, reward based trainers via the Association of Pet Dog Trainers APDT site. For a behaviourist visit the Animal Behaviour and Training Council ABTC website.

Something which you might not even think of being related - dogs who have anxiety being left alone - were higher in dogs who'd had mixed method training, and lowest in dogs who'd had positive only training.
 - Rachel Rodgers

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