Positively Dog Training Episode 307

Victoria describes the 40th birthday celebration she masterminded for her husband including a surprise party, 4-hour ziplining and city-wide adult scavenger hunts. A tribute to our war heroes on Veterans Day weekend as well as reviews of Lincoln, Argo and Skyfall and more. Victoria recaps her Denver Dog Bite Prevention and Awareness Conference and the first annual VSPDT member trainer retreat. Also, why Victoria decides to take her message of anti-BSL awareness to municipalities like Denver that currently have breed-specific legislation. Victoria plays her interview with expert trainer Sue Sternberg from last month's Association of Pet Dog Trainers conference.

Ask Victoria questions include:

  • helping Holly find a way to stop her dogs from digging in the backyard, especially when next-door neighbor Cavalier King Charles Winnie instigates the hole-digging fun
  • how to get a 3-year old German Shepherd farm dog to stop aggressing at other dogs on the farm and refusing to listen to the owners
  • why a 4-year old Australian Shepherd continues semi-rough behavior after rough-housing with the father of the family
  • what books Victoria has available about dog training
  • and more....


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3 thoughts on “Positively Dog Training Episode 307

  1. DeLinda

    Personally, I'm thankful for people like you Victoria - someone who isn't afraid to get in there and really FIGHT for the humane treatment of dogs. It's one thing for people to SAY that they believe in treating their dogs humanely, but it's obvious that there are still so many who don't know what that means. Just because your dog is doing what you say, it doesn't mean that it's happy.

    Thank you Victoria, for putting it out there. Hopefully more people will understand in time.

    P.S. Van is extremely lucky to have you - so I hope he knows it, lol... though I'm sure he does. 🙂

  2. Linda Bilodeau

    I really enjoy these podcasts. Keep them coming. Fascinating interview with Sue Sternberg. I always learn so much- I agree with your opinion of no-kill shelters. I volunteer in a shelter, and they do their best, but they can't save all the dogs and cats.
    My dogs and I have benefited so much from your teaching.

  3. Julie

    I think that killing aggressive dogs is a completely different issue from killing healthy, adoptable dogs. Most No-Kill shelters will not place aggressive animals.

    In fact, I am aware of no No-Kill shelter in my area that will; they will all euthanize in the case of aggression or extreme illness.

    Absolutely No-Kill is a pipe dream, but I feel a 90% save rate is a reasonable goal.

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