Monday, June 18, 2012

Jenn goes to Charlotte for Dr. Sophia Yin Seminar

I was not thrilled to learn that Jenn was going away again.  I guess I shouldn't be so peeved because she was going to Charlotte to see one of her favorite speakers, Dr. Sophia Yin.  Dr. Yin is a veterinarian that specializes in animal behavior and resolving behavior problems using reward based methods. 

Jenn said the weekend was terrific and that she was so on board with Dr. Yin's methods and philosophies, including the best way to handle behavioral issues is to address the underlying issues and understanding how animals learn is critical.  She does not recommend quick fixes or punishment which simply suppress behavior in a given situation.

Here's a great video that highlights Dr. Yin's philosophies about how training a dog should be like leading a dance:

Jenn recommends Dr. Yin's books for pet owners including How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves,

and The Perfect Puppy in 7 Days.

Dr. Yin has an awesome website with resources for pet owners, trainers, and veterinarians.

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