Do you have a dog that jumps on visitors, freaks out when the doorbell rings, and doesn’t behave when you leave the house? Join Drayton and Kim as they discuss dog etiquette. The secret is dog etiquette isn’t all about the dog, it’s about people. Dog owners, dog lovers and anyone who encounters a dog all play a role in how a dog is going to behave, in addition to the environment that interaction takes place in. Drayton goes through simple, quick, and easy ways to manage your dog at home and eliminate issues with guests, doorbells, and special occassions. Then we go outside and talk about how to advocate for your dog with strangers, how to deal with people who want to meet your dog (and people who don’t), and using cues your dog already knows. We’ll also talk about socializing your puppy vs your adult dog. We also have a discussion about taking your dog to restaurants, cafes, and with you at public places.
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Drayton Michaels has been working with dogs professionally for over twelve years. In 2007, he earned his Certification in Dog Training and Behavior Counseling from the San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers, directed by the renowned authors and dog experts Jean Donaldson and Janis Bradley. Drayton offers a specialty subsidiary of his Urban Dawgs, called Pit Bull Guru, and offers reward-based training and behavior consulting through ModernDogTraining.com. Drayton is the producer of The Pit Bull Hoax, a short film that set out to debunk common myths about Pit Bulls. His two YouTube Channels, Pit Bull Guru and Urban Dawgs have over 300,000 views.
Kim Merritt is a serial entrepreneur who started her first company, Kim’s Khocolate, at eleven years of age. As a teenager, she was discovered by Guy Kawasaki who invited her to make custom Khocolate for Apple. Kim went on to do business with The Rolling Stones, AT&T, MCI, Becton Dickinson, Bausch & Lomb, and Range Rover. Her second company, an e-commerce play, sold brand name dinnerware and home decor items across North America. She founded Good Dog in a Box with her sister, professional dog trainer Jenn Merritt, CPDT-KA. Her love of dogs and kids has pushed her to develop and co-develop a number of products, online training courses, and curriculums revolving around dog bite prevention and dog safety. Her latest endeavor, Good Dog Pro, is a subscription based online education system and community for dog professionals.
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