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Friday, October 23, 2009

Dog Training Recommendation & Guest Author Tomorrow!

If you have a dog with behavior issues, I encourage you to employ Cesar Millan's techniques. I've been doing so for about a week and what an improvement it has made! I'll post more about that on Sunday.

In the meantime, I wanted to alert you that Christina Berry will be making a blog tour stop at Arizona Inspiration tomorrow. So be sure to check back tomorrow to learn more about Christina and her new release The Familiar Stranger. You'll even have an opportunity to win a copy of the book!


James Joseph said...

Ceaser Milan is a professional at what he does; although some methods that he uses can be practiced by the layman, it is far better to hire a professional dog trainer that subscribes to Ceaser Milan's philosophy. By hiring a professional dog trainer, you can limit your worries of being incorrect in your diagnosis and prognosis and are able to ask him or her questions related specifically to your puppy or dog.

B.K. Jackson said...

I have mixed feelings about professional dog trainers. I'm sure there are many good ones, but I have not had a good experience when hiring a dog trainer. I hired one once, he came once, and didn't work out. So I wasted a lot of money for no return on my investment.

And I find many dog trainers to be defensive, and instead of embracing what Cesar tries to teach, put him down instead.

Yes, I'm sure there are different techniques to train dogs, but for those of us who can't afford the high fees (and don't want lame experiences) of a dog trainer, there's no reason for people not to sincerely try what Cesar teaches.

Just as Cesar can't be in your house all the time, neither can a trainer, so it's up to the dog owner to invest the time themselves in working with the dog. They're the ones who have to bond and trust each other.