Drinking From the Toilet: Real dogs, Real training

A behind-the-scenes look into the reality of dog training, behavior, teaching, and learning. We love our dogs, we love our jobs, but sometimes it's not all unicorns and rainbows. Sometimes at the end of the day, you just need a drink and friend who gets it. We'll keep it fun, and keep it real.




#09 - Conversation with Amy Cook

This week we spend some time hanging out with Amy Cook, PhD. Amy is a fast-talking, tap-dancing, ultra-cool dog geek who teaches with me at the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy. Amy has been training dogs for over 20 years. She earned a PhD in Psychology from UC Berkeley. Her research focused on the dog-human relationship and its effect on the problem-solving strategies dogs employ. She is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant through the IAABC, and specializes in working with shy and fearful dogs. In this conversation we talked about: The importance of having empathy with your learner Considerations when working with humans as learners The importance of putting emotional state first, whether working with people or dogs (or both!) A number of other stream-of-consciousness dog training topics (as you do...) Get the show notes at: http://www.wonderpupstraining.com/blog/podcast-09-conversation-amy-cook#.WNo3ohIrL-Y


 28 March 2017  29m