SESSION 77: Conversation with Angie Burlingame of A Dog’s Life
In today’s episode, and after a few recording attempts, I sit down with Angie Burlingame, owner of A Dog’s Life Training School. Angie’s a trainer that uses a a board-and-train style method, and offers 2 and 3-week programs. She’s based in my neck of the woods (Woodinville, Washington) and we talk in detail about what a typical session would look like for those interested in this type of method for training your dog. Angie and I have known each other for a long time, but this was the first time speaking together in person. Enjoy!
Angie and I go in detail, starting with how a boarding type training session begins. We talk about her initial analysis and what initial evaluation steps are important to her. She has a very positive-minded style and technique, and is extremely conscientious about her approach to dogs.
Some of the fun stuff we talk about are;
How Angie got started (we have a similar story about our sort of “pre-dog training” corporate lives)
What led her into the field of dog training
Some of the important keys for her to analyze how a dog behaves on first approach
We’ll talk a bit about thoughts on “pack” training
How a “boarding” style of training differs and what is involved in the process
Angie’s website is ADogsLifeTrainingSchool.com and you can find her on Facebook by clicking here. Angie has some really great videos online as well. Check them out on Facebook or directly on her homepage.
I’ve been training people and dogs in Seattle for the last decade and a half. My main focus when working with clients every week in one-on-one, private lessons is to help people learn to get their dogs to a functional level so that they can actually enjoy spending time every day with their dog instead of stressing about their dog’s behavior issues.