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Interview with Martin on Fox35 Good Morning Orlando

August 30, 2014

 

Martin appears on Fox 35 – Good Morning Orlando discussing separation anxiety when kids leave for school.

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Some tips on Dog Parks

April 16, 2014

IMG_1353We thought we would share this article on tips for Dog Parks. Too often accidents occur and dogs get  into trouble – as often do owners. Do not think that because your dog likes other dogs that this is an easy activity. Not everyone has well behaved dogs – in fact ask yourself, ‘Do you, where there are many big distractions?’. It is so easy to teach a dog bad habits and  never easy to undo them. So here are a few pointers from an article in Mother Nature Network.

http://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories/15-things-humans-do-wrong-at-dog-parks

Dog Parks are a good place to add to your training once a splid foundation has been created plus of course be a lot of fun for you and your dog. BUT do not go there and hope everything will be OK. A mistake now can create difficult issues and not everyone in the park will have read these tips on what not to do. Unfortunately common sense is not always ‘Common’.

Have fun with your dog.

 

NEW E-BOOK FOR ALL AGES – A TRUE STORY OF A CESAR MILLAN REHABILITATION

March 12, 2014

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A TRUE STORY AS TOLD BY THE DOG THAT IS CENTERPIECE OF IT – LEO. A STORY OF HIS LIFE IN BRIEF AND ESPECIALLY HOW HE THOUGHT, DEVELOPED AND LEARNED.  AND THEN HOW HE AND HIS OTHER DOG FRIENDS CHANGED THEIR BEHAVIOR FROM UNACCEPTABLE TO GOOD, AND BECOME PART OF A LOVEABLE FAMILY PACK. ALL DONE THROUGH THE GUIDANCE OF WORLD FAMOUS TRAINER AND BEHAVIORIST CESAR MILLAN, TRUE LIFE, EDUCATIONAL, THOUGHT PROVOKING, ENDEARING, FASCINATING, MIND OPENING, CHARMING AND ONE WHERE MANY DOG OWNERS CAN RELATE TO THE BEHAVIORS AND HOW THEY WERE CREATED.

I was very excited writing this book as I had to put myself into the mind of Leo. How did he view the world, how did he view the humans in his world. Did he really understand what they were communicating and wishing to do or was he interpreting it differently as a dog. Did he view all experiences and actions the same way as the humans. Did the humans realize that by not understanding dogs and how they think they were actually not only creating unwanted behavior and  issues but  even encouraging and rewarding them. This book I hope will help young people and all owners to understand ‘Dog’ more.  For anyone who is thinking of getting a dog or already has one this is an ideal book and even if you just like dogs you will enjoy the story. My grand-daughter had it read to her as a bedtime book and loved it.

Leo, the dog, narrates his own true story from being abandoned as a puppy to his journey of learning how to effectively relate with not only other canines but humans too. His life’s adversities and adventures are filled with amusing insight on what it takes to become a successful member of a pack and to lovingly co-exist in a family environment. Dogs, like humans, have individual personalities and with the help and guidance of a world famous trainer and behaviorist, Leo, learns how to change his unacceptable behavior. This story is an entertaining ‘training’ manual for all dog owners. It is educational and thought provoking while remaining endearing and mind opening to dog owners who can relate to their animal’s behavior and how they were created and in doing so see how they are viewed in the eyes of their dogs.

Leo is a rescued dog that tells of his life story from a canine’s perspective. His quest takes him from a young, unruly, abandoned dog saved by a bleeding heart woman who cannot control him, to a rehabilitation facility where he learns manners and becomes a cast member superstar for a well-known television dog trainer Cesar Millan.

 

 Link to Amazon – click here or on Book Cover

 

E-Touch and More in Florida

September 26, 2012

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Pat and I will be running an E-Touch Course and More at our Center In Montverde Florida 7th to 11th November 2012. We call it ‘and More’ because we wish to impart far more than just the learning of how to use a tool. Helping people is not just about training as we often recognize it, but about changing behaviors, attitudes, emotions and relationships not only between dogs and humans but often between human with human, and dog with dog.

The more we work with owners and their dogs the more we realize that each ‘animal’ within the mix, dog human and other, has to change, and the mix that owners and dogs encounter can be very complex. Tools help us, they become one catalyst to this change, but tools are not enough, there has to be a change of attitude, relationship and understanding. We have found that a complete behavior and training approach has to be employed for success, and for many dogs the use of the remote trainer, the e-collar, one of the most effective tools to use in this mix. We are looking for balance both in owner and dog. Confidence, understanding, trust, respect and affection definitely. A belief in each other and a rewarding relationship for all. There is unity and clear communication resulting in understanding where dog and owner know each other so well they are a family ‘team’.

In the workshop we will share our approach to changing the lives of people and dogs with the correct and humane use of the e-collar as a catalyst for this change.

For more information if interested in joining us at Green Mountain in November go to http://www.internationaldogschool.com or call 407 469 5583

E-Touch -touches students and dogs.

June 10, 2012

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Great week at Theresa Richmonds training Center at Mahogany Ridge Virginia. Ten students all keen with great dogs wanting to learn. What more can you ask for. To have Jack Volhard in the class with visits from Wendy also made me think it was like teaching Steve Jobs something about marketing!!.. Two of my heroes learning from me!! What next?

Here in the photo with long time friend Adam Witherspoon – another great trainer from IACP who told me “I learned far more than I expected Martin.” Hey high praise from those I respect – loved it.

August sees me going to work with my good friends at triple Crown Academy. Not seen them for two years and miss them and their great hospitality. Another E-Touch course – it wil be great. I just feel it in my transmitter!

E-Touch Virginia

June 10, 2012

E-Touch Video from the Virginia Workshop

Training Cesar’s Way in California

May 6, 2012

About five months ago I went on a walk with Cesar in Los Angeles, I followed it up with a visit to his Dog Psychology Center and while walking and talking it struck me that it was time that Cesar not only shared his knowledge and skills on the TV but did so in workshops at his Psychology Center. I talked with his Manager about this as well as the staff at the Center and they were all very excited at the prospect as was Cesar who loves to teach and have direct contact with fellow professionals and dog lovers. What should we teach I was asked. How about a foundation course that explains and demonstrates Cesar’s approach and gives those attending an understanding of how dogs learn together with the tools and approaches that can be used to help them learn. And so it started, with fellow trainers and rehabilitators Cheri Wulff Lucas and Brian Agnew, we developed alongside Cesar a 4 1/2 day course that would do just that.

35 students from Iceland, England, Norway, Canada and the USA attended this first workshop and the result an overwhelming success. This was a terrific workshop. I have done many over the years but I would rate this as being among the top if not the top in togetherness and enjoyment of learning. Cesar was in his element and loved every minute as did the students. Many students brought dogs, some with issues that we helped with and some simply as companions to enjoy the days learning together. Myself, Brian and Cheri with Cesar Team taught and also gave individual presentations with plenty of time for one on one help to resolve problems each student was facing with their dogs. And, we have two more courses already planned and full. One is September and one in October. Now for 2013 and even more. Here are a few more photos.