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Why no "before" videos on social media?

Q: Why don't you post "before" videos on your social media the way many other trainers do?

A: Unlike many other trainers, l do not like to intentionally pressure a dog that l have just met in order to make a "before" video to get more likes.

Since the first moment l meet a dog, instead of constantly putting a camera in the dog's face like a paparazzi, l will do everything l can to help the dog to feel as comfortable around me as possible.

I don't want the dog to keep feeling nervous defensive around me; l want the dog to relax and enjoy staying with me since day one.

I also don't intentionally push the dog to bite me then correct the dog really severely on day one so l can make a video about it.

Those who have met me know that l will spend a lot of time to make sure a dog is feeling at ease around me before l take the dog back into my home on day one. I will then spend the rest of my day to help the dog to settle. I spend many hours since the first moment l meet a new dog to make sure they don't feel the need to do a "before".

Our training standard is different from a lot of other trainers. And so is our training approach.

I care greatly about the dogs l train. They are not just a project or a number, they have feelings and personalities and they are treated like my family dogs when they are staying with me.

They are not enemies. They are not evil monsters. You will notice that l never call them spoiled brats or try to show videos of me "dominating" the dogs.

l have my own way of training dogs. l am not interested in following how other trainers train, and l definitely do not want to follow how some like to make their videos.

If anyone likes to see some "before" video full of conflicts and chaos, my social media is not the place for that.

But if you like to see some great "after" - for example, a dog who used to bite strangers can now stay at a vet clinic overnight without any problem, a dog who used to bite other dogs and children can now live peacefully with other dogs and children, a dog who used to react intensely can now walk closely by lots of barking dogs on a loose leash - this is what l have been delivering to my clients for close to 3 decades and what l will continue to do.

Thank you.

Training a reactive doodle in public.

1 Comment

Jul 06

What a great explanation of your approach. As a breeder, this is exactly what I like to hear so that I can confidently recommend your services. Keep up the great work!

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