Shadowing is fun! Shadow Students get to spend an entire week with me. This allows you to participate in all training and behavioral cases. Some are in person, and some are board and train dogs. In addition, we talked about dogs and dog training all week. You will learn more about training principles and learning theory. Further, we discuss the importance of genetics and evolutionary psychology. Also, we review training methods, tools, and techniques. Finally, shadowing also includes discussing canine health, business skills, and more. There is no set curriculum, as it varies weekly based on client cases.
Show Notes for Shadow Student Sara White:
This episode features a dog training conversation with my shadow student Sara White. I first met Sara during a dog training workshop we attended together. Later, she contacted me about my shadow program, and here we are. Sara opted for an extended shadow experience and, as a result, got to see and discuss a lot! We also worked with her own two dogs and attended another workshop in the middle of it.
In this podcast, we discuss the importance of understanding the seeking system. The conversation also touches on workshops—we attended one together—and learning principles. Of course, we talked about Sara’s dogs, Exodus and Harley, and discussed socialization and obedience training. The conversation went far and wide. Enjoy!
We are located in Southern California and train dogs nationwide. Happy Dog Training currently offers local dog training services in the following counties. Riverside County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, Los Angeles County, and San Diego County. In addition, we offer our board-and-train program nationwide and all virtual training services worldwide.
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We can help you, regardless of your dog's challenges or training goals. Being a professional dog trainer means having experience, knowledge, and skill. Further, we developed a highly effective training program to specifically help fearful dogs gain more confidence and become the best possible version of themselves. Building Confidence is our second most popular training program.
Last but not least, we are experts in dealing with all types of aggression in dogs and are often the trainers of last resort after many other programs have failed. Most of our aggressive dog clients previously spent significant money on half-baked solutions without much improvement. This is different from us. We will give you an honest assessment of what goals are realistic for your dog. We will tell you what can be resolved reliably and what likely needs to be managed before we start.