Join the Good Dog Pro Discussion

Starting Thursday, September 26th @ 1:30 EST, join Drayton Michaels, CTC, Pit Bull Guru from Urban Dawgs and, and Kim Merritt, co-founder of Good Dog in a box, for Good Dog Pro, a weekly video podcast focusing on dog training without fear and pain.

Topics will cover reward based dog training, puppy training, dogs and kids, dog safety, and good dog behavior. Each episode will be 60 minutes in length, with the first 30 minutes covering general information for dog owners that is available free, and the second 30 minutes covering information specifically for dog professionals and available exclusively to subscribers of Good Dog Pro. Check back on this web page for upcoming shows, guests, and to watch!

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Dog Professional Conversation Available Only to Subscribers

The second thirty minutes of every podcast is available exclusively to subscribers of Good Dog Pro. As a subscriber, you’ll be able to ask questions and enjoy conversation aimed specifically at professionals who work with dogs. Many of our episodes will be eligible for CEU credits and will be available in your Good Dog Pro online account.

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Show Schedule

September 26th: Puppies for Pros Part 1

An in-depth discussion of everything puppy.

October 3rd: Puppies for Pros Part 2

The in-depth discussion of everything puppy continues.

October 10th: Leash Walking

How to solve leash reactivity and get back to enjoying walks with your dog

October 17th: Dog Play

What does dog play look like and when does it become more than play?

October 24th: General Impulse Control & Stress Reductions

Have a high strung dog that’s hard to control? Learn the secret to calming down your dog without fear and pain.

October 31st: Advocating for Force Free Dog Training

Why advocacy for force free dog training is crucial.

November 7th: Really Understanding How Behavior Works

November 14th: Dispelling Dominance Once And For All

November 21st: Pitbulls and the Truth

November 28th: Dog Etiquette When In Public

December 5th: Multi-Dog Households & How to Avoid Issues and Reduce Stress (for everyone)

December 12: Dogs & Kids

December 19th: Dogs & A New Baby

December 26th: Dogs & Moving

January 2nd: Using Food in Dog Training

Who Is This Video Podcast For

Good Dog Professional Dog Trainer

The Professional

  • You’re a reward based dog trainer. You don’t use force methods, choke chains, or shock collars. (And if you do…this podcast is NOT for you.)
  • Dogs are your life and you love working with them, and you crave information on how to up your professional game and improve your skills and knowledge base.
  • You’re running in a thousand different directions and listening or watching an education event is easier and faster than reading.
  • You’d love to have more to offer your clients.
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The Newbie

  • You’re new to the dog professional world and you can’t get enough. You can’t fit one more dog book on the shelf!
  • You already took your training and passed with flying colors, but it left you wanting more.
  • Training never covered all these topics! You’ll love the weekly conversations.
  • You’re trying to find your niche and become an expert that will help you stand apart from the crowd
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The Dog Owner & Lover

  • You’re a dog owner and you’re always on the lookout for better training tips and health information for your best friend.
  • There’s so much information out there, you sometimes don’t know who to believe. (Trust us, you can believe in our guests and what they have to say.)
  • You’re a self-improvement junkie and you can’t get enough videos, webinars, and online classes
  • You’re interested in techniques and suggestions to keep your dog and family safe.
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Your Co-Host: Drayton Michaels, CTC, Pit Bull Guru

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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, a reward-based training and behavior consulting for Pit Bulls and large breed dogs of all ages. 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.

Your Co-Host: Kim Merritt

Cofounder Good Dog in a box

Kim is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Good Dog in a Box, that she started with her sister, professional dog trainer Jenn Merritt, CPDT-KA, to help educated the general public about dog bite prevention and provide reward based dog training systems and products that could keep more family dogs in their homes, instead of being relinquished to shelters because of “bad behavior and biting.” Kim’s latest project is the launch of Good Dog Pro, an online content subscription and collection of products and curriculums for professionals who work with dogs.

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Not a Subscriber of Good Dog Pro Yet?

Want access to all the great content from Good Dog Nation? Join Good Dog Pro today to get 100% of each weekly video podcast, plus our other weekly video podcast with Drayton Michaels, The Pit Bull Guru, online courses covering everything from puppy training to end of life decisions for pets, access to discounts on all Good Dog’s products and curriculums, and much, much more. Many of our online courses are available for CEU credits from your credentialed organization, so it’s an added bonus to watch and learn.

With certain levels of membership, you’ll also get licenses to our online training programs that you can use with clients as reinforcement between training sessions. Find out more about membership by clicking the link below and let’s help everyone have a Good Dog!