I've been told by clients, friends and family that I need to write a blog for a long time now. Every time it was mentioned I brushed it off with the thought, "who would want to read my blog?".
Eventually that question turned in to "why do I, as a dog trainer, need a blog?" I came up with several answers the most important of which can be summed up with a single word: transparency.
Dog training is an unregulated industry. That means anyone can wake up one day and decide to call themselves a dog trainer. How are you, the consumer, supposed to know which dog trainer is best for you and your unique dog?
Anyone can have a good looking website or a fun facebook page. What can't be contrived are ethics and education. By writing this blog I hope to not only share with you my knowledge about canine health and behavior, but display through both deed and discussion my educational background and the code of ethics I strictly adhere to.
You can look forward to posts about everything dog, from nutrition to joint disease to basic obedience skills to behavior issues like anxiety and aggression. I hope that you enjoy following me on this dog training journey.
Emily Lewis is a professional dog trainer and veterinary technician. She lives in Vermont with her three rescue dogs, tuxedo cat, corn snake, crested geckos and Russian tortoise.