Pet Obedience and Dog Training Podcasts Welcome to Teacher’s Pet! Pia Silvani, Director of Training and Behavior at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center is at the helm of the organization’s dog training schoolone of the nation’s largest. With more than 20 years experience in training, course development, and lecturing nationally and internationally, Pia will explore with you a variety of topics that will likely cause you to sit back and think, “well that makes sense!” She will cover topics including selecting the right dog for your household, living with dogs and children, tips on practicing positive, reward-based training for your puppy and dog, dealing with behavioral problems, and finding fun things to do with your dog during every season. Pia makes it clear to all of her clients that training s the moment you bring your dog home. Her key tips to establishing a trusting relationship with your dog are: · Reward behaviors that you like, · Prevent annoying behaviors from happening, · Teach your dog that acquiescing to your requests is a smart strategy for him, Structuring every day interactions with your dog will help you and your dog learn to cooperate with one another. Your dog needs to learn, early on, that you will make decisions to guide him in the right direction. He will be happier and more confident if he learns to trust your judgment. Your relationship with your dog is built on affection, caring, devotion, protection, honesty, trust and respect. You are a team – one that cooperates and works together. To flourish, your relationship also needs love, fairness and kindness. These are the qualities that mark the truest friendships life has to offer. Pia’s goal is to keep dogs in their homes and smiles on everyone’s faces! For questions and topic suggestions, send your questions to: [email protected]
At Teacher’s Pet we know you’ll come to agree that obedience training is something to do with your dog, not to your dog. And it’s FUN—at both ends of the leash—so please join us!