Friday, August 23, 2013

BarkWorld Report, Day 2 & A Give Away!

Hi buddies!

    Day two has come to a close at BarkWorld and so far it's been a blast. Among the many high points today was Victoria Stilwell's keynote. Most of you may know her from Animal Planet's "It's Me or the Dog" show. She's just as dynamic and funny as she appears on the show!

     Victoria is genuinely dedicated to improving dogs' lives everywhere and we love her training techniques. She was very clear in her telling of why suppressing bad behavior with force doesn't solve the problem. Check out eHowPets on YouTube to see some of her training videos.

    After her presentation, she graciously talked with her many fans, signing her new book, and answering questions!


    Now the good news! Mom picked up an extra copy of "Train Your Dog Positively", signed by Victoria! 





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Thanks for stopping by!

27 comments:

  1. So glad you are having a great time. Enjoy. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. She's really great! We love what she's able to do to help dogs stay out of trouble!

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  3. Positive reinforcement is a great way to train dogs.. Sure beats the "dominance theory" that so many people seem to really be into! I'd love to win this book to learn more about it!

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  4. Wells, Ma says I need all the obedience in that bookie!! Pffffft!
    I GUESS she wants to win it....
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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    1. Isn't she silly? Doesn't she know that you're perfect already? Wishing your Ma good luck!

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    2. Your mom's wish has come true Ruby!!! You've won the book! Mom's going to send an email right away! *high paws*

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  5. The benefits for positive training would be peace at home and the end of eaten furniture, I hope.

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  6. Hadley really needs some type of training. I'm going to check out her videos. Sounds like you are having a blast.

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    1. Mom says I could use a refresher course too!

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  7. We don't know her but her techniques sound like the ones that our Lady likes. She is totally obsessed with positive reinforcement and teaching replacement behaviours . . . . this is the problem of having a behaviourist as a Lady. Lee and Phod

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  8. Mom is so jealous. She wanted to go to Bark World but we all just moved to a new house so she couldn't make it. She says she could really use that book though. I think it is because I have a new brother Sam. Couldn't be me that needs training, right?

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    1. Hi Yoda! Mom wishes she were here too, but we understand! Hope that you like your new digs (& your new brother Sam!). I'm sure that's who needs the training ;-) Sending {{hugs}} fur your family!

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  9. I so wanted to see her. Sure would love the book!

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    1. Mom was thrilled to hear her speak, good luck!

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  10. Victoria is amazing! You can rest assured that if she says it will work, it WILL! So glad you are having a good time there!

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  11. Everytime I counsel adopters, I state and write POSITIVE training - and then demonstrate, having them show me back what POSITIVE training means. Sounds like you are having a GREAT time, Pru! Victoria is a wonderful person in my book (which has not yet been written - HA). Thanks for keeping us up to date.

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  12. I bought one or I would enter, you are one SMART chickie to do a give-away! I LOVED listening to Victoria Stilwell. I just adore her!

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  13. Dat iz a good book I did alreddy reads it. (need to review it too)

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  14. I was trained with positive reinforcement. I get "thank you"'s and "good Girl" in place of treats. Those words mean a lot to me.

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  15. So honored to meet her too. Training your dog w/ Positive Reinforcement is very important. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  16. Congratulations to Ruby the Airedale!!! You're the lucky winner!!!

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