Trainer's Corner

Lisa Desatnik, CPDT-KA, CPBC, is a certified dog trainer (and certified parrot behavior consultant) with So Much PETential who uses and teaches the most positive strategies for changing pet behaviors. She offers individualized dog and puppy training for manners and problem issues. Learn more about her at SoMuchPETential.com.

Unique New Online Class Teaches Kids How to Be Their Dog’s Best Buddy and Teacher

A unique new online class called My Dog, My Best Buddy, teaches young kids how to train their dog, and also how to understand dog language and how to be a safe and fun playmate to their pet.  “So often I see kids who love their dog but their actions cause their dog to create distance from them or become excessively jumpy and bitey, which can even be dangerous. Young children don’t often know how to understand their dog’s communication and needs, and how to interact appropriately. Teaching them how to be the friend their dog wants them to be

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Unique New Online Class Teaches Kids How to Be Their Dog’s Best Buddy and Teacher

A unique new online class called My Dog, My Best Buddy, teaches young kids how to train their dog, and also how to understand dog language and how to be a safe and fun playmate to their pet.  “So often I see kids who love their dog but their actions cause their dog to create distance from them or become excessively jumpy and bitey, which can even be dangerous. Young children don’t often know how to understand their dog’s communication and needs, and how to interact appropriately. Teaching them how to be the friend their dog wants them to be

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Trainer’s Corner: Dawson, My Anxious Dog

by Lisa Desatnik, CPDT-KA, CPBC, Training Expert I am the human mother of an adorable, nine pound maltipoo who loves to play. If you follow me, you have seen many photos and stories of Dawson – now about 16 months old. His face melts hearts. As a trainer, especially, I get asked a lot why I haven’t brought Dawson with me to events. In this column, you will learn why. I invite you to read the full story in my blog on my website. My sweet boy has a lot going on in his little brain that causes his senses

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