Baddest of Bads

Because I have four dogs I decided they really need a blog! I am a professional dog trainer, I use clicker training to teach my dogs new things. Feel free to Ask me questions here! I'll mostly be posting pics of my "bads"!

fyeahanimaltraining:

How to correctly rehabilitate an aggressive dog. I love this trainer. I love how she explains the body language. I love the high rate of reinforcement. I love how extremely upfront and honest she is. I love how she handles that “macho” dude. I also love how she doesn’t ignore what a horrible diet the Doberman is on. This is a responsible animal worker. This is how trainers should be!

workingwithjayne:

I really think that Zak George should write a blog instead of make videos.  He comes off as very cocky in his videos, but his Facebook posts have completely different tones to them.

I don’t follow his Facebook and I haven’t watched his videos in a long time so I’m not sure if I’m very up to date on his style, so what I’m about to say might be referring to some rather old material. However, his instructional videos that I have seen have been pretty useless.

I remember one in particular where he is teaching a dog to limp. He uses a clicker, but incorrectly by clicking several times before ever following up with a treat. His show on TV, while sort of cute, was kind of lame as well. He just doesn’t seem very good at explaining things, to me. His dogs know some really neat stuff so no doubt he’s a decent trainer, but part of being a trainer is explaining how to train and I feel like he doesn’t have that skill down too well.

Riot

Riot

Pretty Kitty

Pretty Kitty

Breeze being opinionated 

Breeze being opinionated 

Australian Shepherd, Kitty, tires of her photoshoot

Australian Shepherd, Kitty, tires of her photoshoot

Poor Kitty had to go to the vet to get stitches after cutting her leg yesterday. 

Poor Kitty had to go to the vet to get stitches after cutting her leg yesterday. 

weareallmixedup:

vegetablearian:

schirm:

Please re-blog because as someone who works in the field— this is something you want to know beforehand. 

pdsa is who you want in the uk, blue cross, dog’s trust, and the rspca can help too
your local vets might offer reduced rates for some people too and a lot of them have websites nowadays so it’s worth a quick check

This is awesome.
Honestly if I didn’t have animal companions throughout my life, I probably wouldn’t be here. They don’t care how white, black, or whatever I am or am not.
Truly unconditional love.

weareallmixedup:

vegetablearian:

schirm:

Please re-blog because as someone who works in the field— this is something you want to know beforehand

pdsa is who you want in the uk, blue cross, dog’s trust, and the rspca can help too

your local vets might offer reduced rates for some people too and a lot of them have websites nowadays so it’s worth a quick check

This is awesome.

Honestly if I didn’t have animal companions throughout my life, I probably wouldn’t be here. They don’t care how white, black, or whatever I am or am not.

Truly unconditional love.

(via shinkei-shinto)

A groomer friend of mine texted me this picture this morning. This dog has been away at “school,” and came back with this wound. This is from a shock collar.
Unfortunately the owners are brainwashed enough by the “trainer” that they seem totally fine with the wound on their poor dog. 
There is nothing so important to train, that you should inflict this on your pet. If you’ve ever thought about using a shock collar for something, please look into using a positive reinforcement method of teaching what you need. I promise, there is another way. 

A groomer friend of mine texted me this picture this morning. This dog has been away at “school,” and came back with this wound. This is from a shock collar.

Unfortunately the owners are brainwashed enough by the “trainer” that they seem totally fine with the wound on their poor dog. 

There is nothing so important to train, that you should inflict this on your pet. If you’ve ever thought about using a shock collar for something, please look into using a positive reinforcement method of teaching what you need. I promise, there is another way. 

The Bads

The Bads