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Your Working Dog Radio hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, sat down with Michael Ellis.
A man who truly needs no introduction! Michael Ellis previously joined us for Episode 100, and you guys have been wanting him back ever since (can’t say we blame you!). We are honored to have him back again, and we are also joined by a quick special guest appearance from Cameron Ford. It’s impossible to listen to this episode and NOT learn something new. Go ahead, try. 😜
The gents chat about the parallels between training dogs, and training people, whether in the pet dog industry, or K9, and how it’s obviously easier to train folks who are motivated to learn in the first place. Finding what motivates people, adapting YOUR methods to suit what the student needs, and how that is true for the dogs we work with also. “It depends on the dog” #Ellisism Your hosts join Michael Ellis as he reflects on how training has evolved, from “yank and crank” methods to the giant “zap” ecollars from the 80’s, balanced training and more. (Even mentioned how technology has changed from the Leerburg VHS tapes to online courses 😂)
You won’t want to miss this episode, full of little nuggets of wisdom from one of THE top folks in the industry.
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