What a pleasure to talk with Teoti Anderson from a Dog’s Best Friend on All My Children Wear Fur Coats. I was first introduced to Teoti at the Pet Sitter’s International Conference in 2019. She is a dynamic individual who clearly loves what she does as a professional dog trainer. She is the author of a number of books on dog training, a regular columnist for Modern Dog magazine, as well as the hos of Get Pawsitive Results on Pet Life Radio.
Teoti has been working with dogs as a professional trainer for more than 26 years. She was one of the first to adopt a science-based positive reinforcement approach to training. She sees herself as both an educator and a teacher. She tells us that, “Dogs learn best when certain principles are followed, when learning is fun, and they are set up to succeed.”
Some of the common training issues she helps to address are fear or aggression in adolescent dogs, housebreaking of puppies, barking, leash pulling, and crate training. She’s based in South Florida but can help people with their dogs all over the country using remote access. She also offers in-home training, board and train, group training, puppy kindergarten, obedience, specialty and behavior training.
One of the sad realities for dogs is that if they have behavior problems, they are at risk of having a poor quality of life. If an owner finds a behavior difficult to tolerate the dog may be severely punished, confined excessively, banished to the yard or garage or surrendered to a shelter. Euthanasia is the leading cause of death for dogs and behavior issues are one of the primary reasons that dogs are surrendered. The professionals at A Dog’s Best Friend take behavior problems seriously and are committed to finding the quickest, easiest and most humane approach to solving a dog’s behavior problems.
If you love your dog, then A Dog’s Best Friend is for you. Check out all of their services and resources that are available to help you and your dog live their best life. You can also check out their videos o YouTube and find them on Social media on FaceBook and Twitter.