Bennie Copeland and I had a great discussion! If you remember Bennie Copeland from Episode 61, you’re going to love our continued conversation.
Bennie is a trainer in the Nashville area, and recently published a book, Family Dog Fusion. It’s full of insights and tips on how best to teach, train, love and build an amazing bond that you may not have thought possible. It’s got some great step-by-step tools about behaviors, patience, and talks about what your dog wants based on certain behaviors. I’d love if you’d consider taking a look at the book on Amazon.
The varying opinions by different trainers, and how you can sort through what’s right or wrong for your pet
An interesting example of obeying the “down” command
The decision to reward a dog for behaviors as they become instinctive.
We also talk about people’s opinions about other high profile trainers’ techniques (like Cesar Millan), and how best to interpret all of those outside opinions.
Details In this Session
Thanks again to People United for Pets (P.U.P. Dog Rescue)
This Week’s Rescue: Samson
Samson is an adorable Anatolian male mix and is available for adoption! If you’re interested in the breed without the size of a purebred Anatolian, this dog is for you! If you’d like more information, visit their site and fill out their Adoption Information Form.
Interview with the Director of PUP Dog Rescue:
PUP Dog Rescue is a wonderful non-profit rescue and adoption center in the Washington area, specializing in shelter animals from high-kill areas. Please go to their website or Facebook page today to learn more – and thanks to them for sponsoring the program!
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).
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