Saturday, March 22, 2008

Superfantastic TV Trainer

There are a lot of dog training shows on TV these days. People are always asking me what I think about this TV trainer or that TV trainer... and to be honest, some of the superfamous trainers out there are a little bit creepy... frequently using choke collars... going on and on in a slightly paranoid tone about how your dog "might be trying to dominate you"... etc., etc. The only TV trainer that I reallyreallyreally consistently like is the British trainer, Victoria Stilwell, from Animal Planet's It's Me or the Dog. Victoria's show is the one show I feel truly, 100% comfortable recommending to clients. It's full of excellent tips, and fun to watch, too. Her methods are creative, clever, modern, and (most importantly!) kind. I have yet to see her use a technique that I wouldn't use myself, which, in a business often marinated heavily in strong personal opinion, is a rare thing, indeed! New episodes air every Saturday at 8pm, and old episodes are scattered throughout the week.

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