I appreciated the methodical approach you take in introducing the different steps involved. I find that I have done a lot of this myself, but it helps to rei...Read More
I appreciated the methodical approach you take in introducing the different steps involved. I find that I have done a lot of this myself, but it helps to reinforce it and make sure that I am doing it for the right reasons. It is also helpful, because my older dog is going deaf and her eyesight is not so great either, so the last section on working with deaf and blind dogs was very helpful. Thanks so much! This is my first full course since joining and I'm very happy with it. Looking forward to the rest of them.Read Less
Always looking to improve the risk of fear, anxiety and stress in my patients at the vets, and this course helped. Many thanks.
Always looking to improve the risk of fear, anxiety and stress in my patients at the vets, and this course helped. Many thanks.Read Less
Easy to follow explanations and really good at showing how cooperative care is not just about vet or grooming procedures but is part of the integrated philos...Read More
Easy to follow explanations and really good at showing how cooperative care is not just about vet or grooming procedures but is part of the integrated philosophy of dogs as living creatures with wishes and needs, including the need to fit into our worlds, and navigate our (often totally absurd - to them) rules, without having to suffer coercion and fear.Read Less
I love the core message of Cooperative Care. Our dogs have emotions and boundaries too, and it's so valuable to give them a choice in what happens to them. G...Read More
I love the core message of Cooperative Care. Our dogs have emotions and boundaries too, and it's so valuable to give them a choice in what happens to them. Great practical tips, and I've taken lots of notes! I enjoy the way the lectures are put together.Read Less
It's the little things in life that can be challenging or stressful to our dogs and most of the time we don't pay too much attention for them, starting with ...Read More
It's the little things in life that can be challenging or stressful to our dogs and most of the time we don't pay too much attention for them, starting with putting on the gear for a walk. With this course you can teach your dog to be less stressed with all kinds of treatments that he normally doesn't like, as brushing, going to the vet or clipping nails. Easy to follow step by step instructions in short units can help you with just a few minutes of daily practice to make your dog feel more relaxed with taking care of him.Read Less
What you will learn
Build a strong relationship of trust and care for your dog through empowerment-based training.
- What is empowerment and why is it better than domination?
- Specific training skills can prepare your dog for grooming and veterinary procedures.
- Step by step training to help your dog learn to trust you.
- How to understand what your dog is saying and also how to navigate consent for contact.
What this course is about
Imagine being at the dentist's office, and suddenly she's drilling in your mouth. It's far scarier if you don't know what's going on or how to get it to stop.
There are many things we need to do to dogs for their own wellbeing, from nail trims to checking their temperature. We can use dog training techniques and build our observation skills to make these far safer and more comfortable for all involved. Collaboration is the future!
Who is this course for?
Anyone with a dog! This is great for people with new puppies, rescue dogs, dogs that bite the veterinarian, dogs that love the veterinarian, and dogs that need grooming (they all do). Also good for professional dog trainers, veterinarians, and groomers.
How to View This Course
Empowerment: How to Build Cooperation and Trust in DogsFREE PREVIEW
Animal Magnetism: Is Your Training Attracting or Repelling?
Your Dog's Top 7 Needs and Why You Should Care
10 Ways Your Dog Says "I Need Space"
10 Ways That Your Pet Says "I'm OK"
Watch This Before Petting Another Animal! :)
Vet Visit Stress Tips for Dogs
The More Please Signal Will Change Your Pet's Life
More Examples of the More Please Signal
Cooperative Vet Care: 3 Tricks With a Purpose
Cooperative Grooming: 3 More Tricks with a Purpose
Mani-Pedi: How and Why to Trim Your Dog's Nails
Get Dressed: Teach Dogs to Put on Their Own Gear
Deaf or Blind Dogs: Training and Care Tips
I'm fascinated by animal behavior, somatic awareness, and psychology. I'm passionate about wholehearted living for all beings, including dogs with a history of aggression, frustration, or fear as well as puppies and my other favorite species: humans.
My Behavior Adjustment Training technique (BAT 2.0 and the new BAT 3.0) is used worldwide to help dogs gain confidence and social skills. A conservative calculation is that well over 200,000 people have learned about BAT so far.
I have always loved teaching. I earned a Master's in mathematics and taught college courses, but I found my true calling in dog training. I have been teaching dog training and behavior since 2003. In 2010, I started traveling worldwide to teach dog trainers about BAT. In 2014 I developed BAT 2.0 and also started my online dog training and behavior school, which now has over 100 classes from my favorite emotionally intelligent dog experts. My new podcast, The Lesson is Love launches in 2023.
As an outgoing introvert, I enjoy traveling to cooperative conferences and love teaching about dogs online. I refresh my batteries by savoring life in the woods with my husband (Tom), Labrador (Joey), cat (Garbanzo aka "Adventure Kitty" and "Baby Panther"), and Little Brown Dog (Zuki).
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