In episode 68, Sean interviews Dog Trainer, Cara Putnam about her training philosophy, her focus on dogs’ instincts and needs, as well as some specific ideas about how dogs’ marking behavior can affect the pack and play environment.

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In this session:

In this episode

What’s the difference between instincts and trained behaviors?

What is a balanced dog trainer?

Should you let your dog mark where ever they want to?

Details In this Session


People United for Pets (P.U.P. Dog Rescue)

Rescue Dog of the Week:

Here’s Millie Vanilli’s page:

Interview with the Director of PUP Dog Rescue:

If you’d like to know more about PUP Dog Rescue and more about how to find a good rescue organization, as well as get some tips about picking a good rescue dog for you, here’s my interview with Laura Tonkin (She’s the Director of PUP Dog Rescue)


Cara’s Training philosophy and focus

  • Cara’s directional approach to dog training focuses on understanding instincts, needs and trained behaviors.
  • Cara uses food in training for puppies under 5 months old, but transitions to a non-food approach after a dog is 6 months old
  • Cara believes in a balanced use of positive and negative feedback to guide a dog through training.

Cara’s website:

Cara’s Telephone:

(509) 670-8386

Cara teaches people and their dogs in private lessons and proofs training in her group classes for trained dogs.  Cara also teaches seminars for the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society.

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All the Best,