I don’t know about you, but in my years leading up to becoming a professional trainer I had the opportunity to work with many different types of trainers. I can honestly say working with different trainers molded me into the trainer and animal person I am today.
It also taught me how I did and did not want to interact with my personal pets, which in turn is what led me to the want and need to share with others.
I like to think that I have come a long way from that first training class that I attended as a twenty something with my first Rottie Maddy. At the time I had no idea what was good or bad training methods and lets be honest, looking back, those teachings were dicey at best. But we learn and we move on.
I am what many consider a “cross over” trainer. That basically means that I was taught correction based training originally, then I chose to learn a less invasive way of teaching skills....