Category Archives: Dog Training Profession

Thoughts and ideas regarding dog training as a profession as well as business leadership and management

To lead, one must know oneself

To improve one’s leadership and management skills, it is helpful to know what ones’ strengths and weaknesses are. There are various self assessment tests available on the internet. Once such assessment is the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources … Continue reading

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Wendy Bemis earns promotion at Michigan Dog Training LLC

On July 1, 2013, Wendy Bemis a dog trainer at Michigan Dog Training LLC achieved a promotion to “Certified Dog Trainer.” She earned this distinction based upon her knowledge, skills and abilities in training dogs and their human companions and … Continue reading

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Wendy Bemis becomes CGC Evaluator!

On June 4, 2013,  the American Kennel Club (AKC) approved Wendy Bemis , a dog trainer at Michigan Dog Training LLC  as a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator for the AKC CGC Test. To earn this distinction, a trainer has … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “How to Find a Professional Dog Trainer”

Professional Dog Trainer Robin MacFarlane of That’s My Dog! in Dubuque, Iowa recently wrote an excellent blog post entitled, “How to Find a Professional Dog Trainer.”  She expanded on common suggestions that are found on the internet. It really is … Continue reading

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Another Positive Trainer Considers Remote Collar Training

On April 11, 2011, I received a very kind email from a purely positive based dog trainer who is obviously keeping an open mind while seeking the truth about shock collars.  This is encouraging especially in light that the dog … Continue reading

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Dog Trainer Labels

I was recently asked by a professional colleague who is keenly aware of and supportive of my training methodologies as to what type of trainer I am.  At first, I was dumbfounded by her question because I really don’t label … Continue reading

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How to Choose a Dog Trainer?

1.  Is the person able to get the results you want using humane training methods? 2.  Does the person have real life training experiences with their personal dogs (police dog, search and rescue dog, etc,) or did they simply take … Continue reading

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