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Stress and Your Dog in Training

I have read a lot of commentary on stress during dog training; the short version is that there are people out there who don’t believe that a dog should be stressed out for training to be effective or humane, and that stress will damage the relationship between human and canine. While I agree that stress indicators such as panting, yawning, ... Read More »

Children’s Bite Prevention Seminars

Children’s Bite Prevention Seminar with Professional Dog Trainer, Camellia Saunderson, and Buddy the tripod Dogs are largely misunderstood by humans, especially children. To a dog, biting is a normal way of communicating when nothing else has worked. Too often we hear that a dog has bitten a person ‘out of nowhere,’ when more often than not, we have simply failed to ... Read More »

Adventures in Reactive Dog Encounters Part 1

Introduction: The purpose of this blog series is not to judge, but to educate! I learned long ago that most reactive dog owners do not always appreciate a stranger in passing giving them reactive dog advice about their loved ones. More often than not, people tend to take it personally when you point out their dog’s flaws, rather than as a gesture ... Read More »

Don’t Worry, He’s Friendly (he’s never bitten before)

Don’t worry, he’s friendly; he’s never bitten before. Famous last words that many of us have heard time and time again. As a dog trainer, I look back on the many times I have taken other people’s word on this and honestly cannot believe that I haven’t found myself in more trouble. These days, I consult with numerous dogs of ... Read More »

Why I Became a Dog Trainer with

Why I Became a Dog Trainer I never dreamed of being a dog trainer, in fact, it was never something I even considered until the day I decided to become one. So what lead me to that point? In 2012, I opened a pitbull rescue which quickly became known for taking in difficult cases; that’s when I met my soul mate. ... Read More »