Tag Archives: how to find a good dog trainer

Hook, Line, and Sinker: How Not-So-Positive Trainers Use Positive Reinforcement to Reel in Clients

Posted on: September 21, 2015 - 1 Comment

Marketing is there to make you buy something- in this case, the training services of any given trainer. When trainers that use punitive methods advertise their services, they are going to be really good at selling them to you. They have to. Think about it: “We shock your dog into compliance!” is not exactly the best tag line.

Can You Really Trust Your Dog Trainer?

Posted on: April 27, 2015 - 2 Comments

A common theme I've heard from pet parents who fell victim to "bad egg" dog trainers is that they all had a feeling that something wasn't right. But they trusted their trainer (they were a professional after all, right?), and assumed they knew what they were doing.

Victoria Blasts Shock Collars in the Chicago Tribune

Posted on: April 19, 2013 - 7 Comments

Victoria was featured in the Chicago Tribune, where she was interviewed by Pet World's Steve Dale. In the article, she discusses how to choose a good dog trainer and the details of her new book, but especially delves into the dangers of electronic collars.