Resolving Challenging Behaviour Scholarships


I offer a lot of free resources to help pet owners and animal professionals get happier animals that are reasonably well behaved and thrive with people.

But some of my courses are paid.  These paid courses constitute my living and fund the production of my free courses and all the other free educational content that I create. I’m really grateful to host a global audience, and I’m acutely aware of the vast range of economic realities that my audience is facing – especially in these dire times.

So, I’m offering a number of scholarships – I don’t want financial constraints to limit people’s access to this information!

This Resolving Challenging Behaviour Scholarship program is based on the honor system. Please, only submit an entry for a potential scholarship if it’s truly needs-based. I’m entrusting you — on your honor — to apply for a scholarship because without it, taking the course would not be financially possible right now.

In my selection efforts, I’ll strive to focus on finding candidates that can somehow make an impact in their community – among animals and people. So, check out the details below, and get to it. 🙂

THE Resolving Challenging Behaviour SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.

What it is: Complimentary access to the Resolving Challenging Behaviour course.

How to be considered: Read the following questions and post your answer in the comments below.

Make sure your response is 250 words or less.

  1. In which country do you live?
  2. How many animals would directly or indirectly benefit from your taking the course?
  3. Do you do any animal-related teaching?
  4. If admission to the Resolving Challenging Behaviour course landed in your lap, how would it help you, the animals in your care or your community? What difference would it make to you and the animals and people around you?
  • You apply with a written comment below. Yes, it must be public. No email entries will count.
  • Answer the four questions above.
  • Limit your word count to 250 – longer applications will be disqualified. If you’re unsure of whether you’re at the limit, count them here. 
  • I’ll award a number of scholarship seats. A specific number is not predetermined.
  • The entry deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, September 12th at midnight PST, and the recipients will be notified the next day. 
  • No purchase is necessary to receive a scholarship.
  • I’m the judge and my decision is subjective and final.
  • Remember: I’m looking for heart, compassion, drive and the ability to follow directions. Show me how this course will help you  create meaningful change.

I can’t wait to see your entry!

ps – when you write your entry, it doesn’t become visible immediately – you’ll just be brought to the top of the page.  No worries, the comment is in limbo waiting for approval – I will see it before the deadline!

28 Replies to “Resolving Challenging Behaviour Scholarships”

  1. Hi.
    I live in Denmark, where I volunteer as a dogtraining instructor in DcH, who provides dogtraining for all breeds. Im also training to become a behavior consultant. I would love to acces your course as I have followed your free classes and learned so much already.
    I would be honored to be chosen for the scholarship. It would help me in my volunteer work, where my passion is family dogs and dogs with bahavioral issues.
    I hope to get more tools and knowledge to help owners overcome there challanges and have the best relationship, setting their dogs up for succes.

      1. Hi Karolina
        Thank you for your reply. I knew I was late, but had to try
        Maybe I get another chance one day.
        Thanks for your inspiring work!

  2. Dearest Karolina. I am on the advanced Animal training course and i love it. Its the most nerdy and mind blowing course i have ever attended.
    I am on the last module and i am still letting it all in. I will attend more actively on the Ground further on, but i really needed to do it in my own pace. My students also benifitted hugely and the horses in my Care. I Can really feel the difference and i have something to hang my feel on. Its been amazing.So Thank You so so much..
    Your knowledge and wisdom is mind blowing. And also your energy and singing.
    But Karolina i cant get enough. It feels like asking a lot, but i really really want more.
    Im still not in full work after my cancer, but im
    on a good Path. And this gives so much energy and hope. Im also a psykoterapist and i work with human being more connected to them self. And then being more connected to their horses. This so ressonate with your work.
    So i just need to ask. A little prayer. And know that i am gratefull already.

  3. I live in Canada and my two dogs would greatly benefit from this course, especially my recent rescue. However, I know that my close friends and their animals would also benefit, so I would say easily ten animal would reap the benefits. I regularly takes courses through FDSA (all of Amy Cook’s courses, plus course on building relationship, desensitization snd counter conditioning, etc), but no formal training.

    Being granted a scholarship to the course would have a profound impact on my dogs (and my) quality of life. I have two doodles who are the sweetest, most loving animals. However, they are both super sensitive and don’t feel the same safety out in the world. My recent rescue was handled by a heavy handed, balanced trainer/breeder, and so he has a LOT of big feelings. He startles so easily and slowly coming out of a constant state of stress and fear. He is doing so well in so many areas; but he needs extra love and support. And I need more guidance and wisdom. My youngest struggles with separate anxiety and, being a small doodle, is weary of larger dogs outside, especially those with pointy ears.

    This course would change our lives in so many ways. It will help me better understand the behaviour from my dogs’ perspectives and with this better understanding, I will no doubt be a better guardian for both pups. I live in a busy city and I want my pups to feel the same level of safety they do with me inside our house, outside.

  4. Dear Karolina. I live in the north of Portugal and I created a shelter for dogs back in 2007. Since then I started searching for knowledge to help animals (and people, of course) and get to re-home successfully the animals. I’m always studying to do more and better. I already helped more than 2000 animals (cats and dogs). I also focus on educating people to understand and respect animals and share good information on animal welfare, behavior, enrichment, training, etc I want to help animals and people to be happy together and create balanced relations. All the work I do is volunteer. I go to schools to speak with children. I did free sessions on enrichment. I already went to different shelters and give some ideas and info for volunteers. When I give a dog or a cat, for all their lives I help the adopters on any behavior questions. I really live to help the biggest number of animals I can. This course would help me to be more efficient on helping people with animals with challenging behaviors, reducing the probability of abandonment or return of the animals to the shelters. Please check the live videos of the shelter on the page

  5. I’m a veterinarian from Québec, Canada. Last year, I started a mobile service specializing in behaviour consultation and rehabilitation for dogs/cats/horses (including biomedical training). Being self-employed with current health issues, it is difficult for me to work full time (therefore allowing myself a proper budget for CEU) and to find good tools to better educate and help my clients. We are only starting to see a few vet clinics using a fear free or low stress approach here in Québec and a lot of education is yet needed for pet owners as well as professionals working with animals. Punishment is still the usual reflex to resolve behaviour issues for most owner here. So we can say that we are “a little bit behind” in regards to integrating animal behaviour as part of animal health. My long term project with my service is to create an Institute that would prioritize knowledge transfer and education regarding animal health. Understanding behaviour is a major part of animal health (both to indicate they may be unwell but also to help them participate actively in their own care). The formations will be addressed to pet owners, as well as caregivers and any professionals working with animals (vet, tech, trainers, etc.). As you can see, I’m aiming Big but with currently Small means. Completing this course would therefore have a huge impact toward achieving this goal, and therefore have a huge impact on the human-animal interactions and bonds.

  6. Dear Dr. Karolina Westlund

    I am Arctic and living in the UK.

    I have helped roughly 50 animals in the UK and hard to count the number in Mainland China. I am living with my rabbit and hamster, and scheduling to adopt a dog from China. I am also working as a dog trainer, helping a private dog shelter in China remotely, as well as helping student owners via 1-1 sessions in the UK. I am now volunteering in Blue Cross helping both kennels and smalls, and volunteering in London Zoo in the UK. My social account on Chinese platform is aiming to help people understand positive reinforcement and reached views over 11,000.

    Yes I do animal-related teaching.

    I will be able to help the animals living in a happier life in the UK if I could take the course. I am planing to be a foster to help the dogs from Mainland China find a home in the UK, and the course will be essential to help them who have stray or tough history to recover from. Most dog owners in my 1-1 sessions really needed help with some challenging behaviours such as dog reactivity, stranger reactivity, separation anxiety etc. I believe I will be able to help them with more effective plan then. Most of the people around me were raised with punishments/disrespecting feelings, through this course I also hope to better explain positive reinforcement, and heal these people during the process by respecting the animal’s feelings.

  7. Hi Illis,
    My name is Gunilla and I live in Australia.
    To calculate how many dogs would benefit is difficult. I instruct at the local dog club and have started to give lessons by demand on my free time at a very low cost. I am focusing on the person and their understanding on why the dog is doing whatever the handler finds undesirable, or how to motivate and build cooperation and enjoyment.
    Lately I have had may questions regarding undesirable/ reactive/ dangerous behavior, and I do not feel that I can help these dogs and handlers. Locally we have a trainer that use ‘old school’ methods and many dogs end up in his care. I do not like that, but I lack the confidence to try to help these handlers with the knowledge I have now. With a better understanding on how to change a challenging behavior, and the language to explain and educate the handler, I feel I could help both dogs and handlers to have a better and happier life.

  8. Hi Karolina,
    I live in Canada and predominantly work with and learn from horses. I have two wonderful mares who continue to teach me that with knowledge, understanding and listening, we can create safer and kinder relationships between all living beings.
    I am a student in equine therapeutics and continue education on behaviour/ethical training as much as I can. I dove deep into the studies of animal behaviour and therapeutics when my horse developed stereotypic behaviours and aggression as a result of pain/management of the conditions she was dealing with. When working with the public as an equine therapist I have the ability to recognize patterns of pain, stress, and emotional dysregulation. From this space I can plant seeds of understanding to move the horse/human relationship towards a better space.

    While I do not currently teach others, it is my intention to be able to do so. I am working towards developing accessible education on pain and stress in horses. Within this how to identify, manage and take actionable measures to prevent/decrease it, while rooted in the fundamentals of the horse and how they process the world around them.
    Accessing this course would allow me greater understanding of how to improve support of my own horses and be a bridge builder towards more ethical horse care within the community. I would love to extend further support by offering accessible courses and eventually individual consulting when I have the appropriate foundation of experience and education.

  9. Hello,

    I live in the United States. I operate a small solopreneur business working with dogs with challenging behaviors such as lunging, barking, biting, resource guarding, freezing, etc. I have attended workshops and seminars over the years. I am a Certified Pet Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed, and a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Dog Trainer. I am a strong believer in continuing education for both dogs and humans. I currently have about 30 clients with whom I am actively working to resolve their dogs’ challenging behaviors. Most of these are dog-dog issues, but some are resource-guarding and human-dog issues. All of the dogs are over one year of age. Most are from humane societies or rescues. If admitted to this course, I am confident I could learn more skills to better help these and future dogs. This will help these families and this community. It would make an amazing difference to my dog-dedicated clients. Humble Thank You for your consideration.

  10. 1. In which country do you live?
    Greetings from the other side of the sea, Finland.

    2. How many animals would directly or indirectly benefit from your taking the course?
    I work as an animal behaviour and welfare consultant and dozens or hundreds of animals would benefit directly. Hundreds or thousands more would benefit indirectly through the tuition I give to people in their mother tongue, Finnish (most Finns are not fluent in complex English and this hinders the development of our animal field).

    3. Do you do any animal-related teaching?
    Yes I do, I have a consultation agency called Animal Update. I make online courses available to everyone in Finnish but also teach future vets and animal trainers in different establishments in Finland.

    4. If admission to the Resolving Challenging Behaviour course landed in your lap, how would it help you, the animals in your care or your community? What difference would it make to you and the animals and people around you?
    – As I am slowly transferring from university to full-on work-life, it would help me tremendously to have more practice-based knowledge on animal behaviour management. But most useful – both personally and nationally – would be if I became a better pedagogue around these subjects through your example. With a BSc and soon MSc in applied ethology, my education helps very few unless I am able to share it in an effective way with different kinds of people. I haven’t witnessed anyone with our education share this type of knowledge outside of the university except myself. You have been praised as a pedagogue and I wish to be exquisite as well.

  11. Hi! I’m from Mexico.
    For 5 years now I made a change of careers and decided to start working with animals. As soon as I started to study I realized how much we don’t know about animals and the many misconceptions we have even as owners (at least in my country). So I started to create small videos, blogs and posts about basic empathy towards dogs. Like the importance of an enriched environment, walking with a loose leash, let them sniff, and more. Sometimes the content reaches 10-20 people, sometimes it reaches thousands.
    In addition I help some rescuers to give guides to the adopters so they can have a better understanding experience with the dog/cat they’ve adopted (1-2 pets a month).

    I’ve studied certifications in first aids, natural feeding, nutrition, cat behavior, environmental enrichment, aggressive behavior, ethology, dog cognition, fearful, agresive and hyperactive behavior; acupuncture; additional to readings and webinars like the one you gave for Edogtorial.

    This course would help get more involved and give me founded support on alternative approaches to changing behavior (like considering emotions when working with animals) to share these information with as many people as I reach through my content and work with rescuers.

  12. Hello! My name is Bára Janíková, I am from Czech republic and I am a student of master programme Animal Protection and Welfare on Veterinary university. I believe I can make an impact here because I am starting my own career in training dogs (with focus on „problematic“ behaviour and reactivity, but nowadays I am also training a kid with her beloved „nonproblematic“ dog – and the change in the mindset is just amazing!) and besides that I plan to continue in my studies as an PhD
    student in Animal Protection, Welfare and Ethology at our university, so next year I should be giving classes about animal welfare and behaviour (I already had lecture about reactivity for my classmates). My dream goal is to become an Canine behaviorist (I study beyond our university curiculum – trying to participate in as many educational events as possible – focusing on ethical and force free training – R+, reactivity, issues connected with fear and aggression, etc). My own dog – border collie with reactivity – made a huge difference in my life path and thanks to her I dedicated lots of effort, time and finances into my education. I have participated on some of your free courses and I loved it. It would be an honor to get chance to study one of your bigger courses and become more aware about how to help dogs and their people to get a happier life. Thanks for consideration of my application.

  13. I’m Tanya, I live In Australia.
    I currently work as a hoof care professional with around 200 horses and 40 goats on rotation. I run an animal rescue with around 35 animals in my care at a time, it’s all funded by me and there’s never any spare money for courses with the current economic situation. My body is starting to break down from the work and I would love to be able to transition to more behaviour work with farm animals. I work another local rescue who has around 30 farm animals and many dogs and cats. And volunteer with the Victorian Brumby Association doing training of wild horses. Most of the horses I have at my rescue are those with no handling or severe abuse with no where else to go.
    I teach an online equine course in R+ husbandry behaviours and I do some teaching in person.
    I would I’ve to offer free training to the rescue, their volunteers, foster carers and adopters.
    I hope to start teaching people how to train husbandry behaviours with their farm animals who are manhandled for all general and vet procedures. I think a program like this would also be wonderful for people who want to spend time with animals in a humane and kind way but don’t have the money to own their own.
    It would also be a great mental health benefit for the humans and animals.

  14. Admission to the Resolving Challenging Behaviour course would have a massive impact for not only me but for potentially hundreds (and thousands over a lifetime) of dogs in the UK.
    I work for Dogs Trust in a role which sees me teach our staff on all things dog training and behaviour, and as an individual I came in late to the industry as I changed careers 6 years ago. This meant I started as a kennel worker and have been able to work up and now be trusted by the organisation to be in a position where I now train kennel workers, which is an honour for me as it doesn’t seem that long ago that I was them!
    However, not having formal qualifications or courses behind me has always hindered me. Doing this course would help me to grow my confidence and pass on knowledge to Dogs Trust staff with more conviction and confidence, and I believe the “trickle down” effect from this will positively impact thousands of dogs. Dogs Trust rehomes around 9,000 dogs per year across our 21 centres in the UK, and I’m lucky enough to work for a very experienced team who are involved in exciting projects to help upskill staff from other rescue centres not only in the UK but internationally as well. As the most junior member of this team, I would value the knowledge I would gain from this course and be honoured to pass this on to other members of staff.

  15. I live in the UK and work as a Training and Behaviour Advisor for Dogs Trust, one of the largest charities in the UK.

    I have a BSc honours degree in Canine Management

    Over the 12 years I have worked at Dogs Trust I have helped to rehabilitate 9836 dogs. The number of dogs this course would help if I were to be successful would be from 600 – 900 dogs a year.

    This course would help me to really understand what is driving the dog’s challenging behaviour. It would improve my skills to help change their emotion while implementing management to aid their success in a healthy and happy life.

    It would help me to come up with more ideas of incompatible or alternative behaviours to teach the dogs which are more appropriate. This will help to set the dog up for success.

    I train and mentor 20 staff and this course would help me upskill them by using the knowledge and new skills this course would provide.

    I regularly interact with members of the public from people considering dogs for adoption or providing training and behaviour support for dogs in the home.

    In my role, I oversee making sure the centre is meeting all the dog’s welfare needs. My role entails going above and beyond daily to ensure the dogs and staff receive the training they need to enable us to help as many dogs as possible.

    I would love to be considered for this course.

    1. Hello,

      1. I live in Queensland, Australia.

      2. This would benefit around 520 dogs a year from my puppy schools, then an extra 200 or so cats from my training business.

      3. I run puppy schools at a vet and run a cat behaviour business.

      4. This course would help me to communicate more effectively with owners which, in turn, will help the animals in their care. It will provide me with a better understanding of behaviour and how to pass that information on to ensure the owner is happy with implementing any changes necessary.

  16. I am currently about to start year 2 of a part time MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Training.
    I have 6 dogs of my own and run my own Pet Care and Dog Training businesses and had to give up some clients to free up time to further my education in Animal Behaviour and so I am fully financially committed.
    I have found your videos so easily understandable, engaging and packed with so much knowledge that needs to be ‘out there’. As a Positive Reinforcement trainer who enjoys working with owners of puppies and adolescents to help them understand their behaviours and to keep their training positive to keep the relationship on track, I feel the opportunity to do your course would greatly enhance how I explain the ‘why’s’ of R+.
    The current climate where aversive methods seem to be getting normalised via social media needs a believable but easy to understand scientifically based ‘sound bite’ counter culture. I believe how R+ is presented needs reframing and the way you unpack everything is so engaging.
    Your method of teaching and condensing the complicated and vast collection of academic research into understanding animal behaviour and welfare is brilliant. I would aim to bring the benefits of that teaching to so many more dog-human partnerships by confidently relaying that knowledge (and put into practise) all that is currently relevant in a way that would be influential … often when you can explain some of the science in relevant bite size info it makes an impact.
    Your course would offer me the opportunity to further and better my knowledge and to keep spreading the word with new ways of phrasing and engaging others.

  17. heyo:) it’s me again! As I finished the AAT last year, I’m absolutely eager to join the Challenging Behaviour course!
    The AAT brought me many opportunities! Training my service dog, I finally was able to move out to graduate (as autistic I didn’t have the independence to do so without some help) I currently work as part-time dog and horse behaviour consultant, also, trying my best to expand how we can handle animals in kinder ways, focusing here in South America.
    I’m an undergrad at the University of Rio de Janeiro, in a project with AAI professionals, mostly with dogs, but also horses, snakes, lizards, raptors etc. Been great to experience how they all learn.
    However, my actual course is archeology, so I had to find a way to combine my passions and work with animals! I’ve been training my dog for archeological detection! In both of these works, we’ve been showing people that we can have high performance animals (like my malinois) trained without the use of force.
    It’s important to mention that both of these projects are for the community, since the university, museum and clinic are public. We help from autistic children to conservation awareness, preserving our native heritage.
    Fields that on first sight may appear so far from each other, but they have a thing in common: the cooperation with animals. So we should work with them in the best way possible, always learning!

  18. Hello from the UK! My name is Emily, and I am a training and behaviour advisor at the Dogs Trust, the leading dog welfare charity in the UK. Our centre rehomes between 600 – 800 dogs a year, rescued from a variety of backgrounds including stray dogs and those signed over to us from individuals who are unable to care for them. Further to this, any dog that is rehomed from our centre is to be returned to the Dogs Trust if for any reason they can no longer care for the dog, including any unwanted behaviours that arise in the home. We deal with a range of behaviours in the centre and have a large training team dedicated to improving the rehomability of the dogs in our care.

    I have an MSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare and am undertaking a sponsorship programme to become a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist through work. As I am currently on maternity leave, this program is currently paused and I feel as though having access to the resolving challenging behaviour course will allow me to continue my learning at my own pace while the baby sleeps, as well as once I go back to work.

    Having access to the course would not only benefit me and the dogs I directly work with but allow me to pass on information to others in my training team and other centres throughout the UK, to improve the lives of as many dogs as possible.

  19. Hello there! I am Myrto, I am 40 years old and I live in Greece. 6 years ago I decided to change careers from being an architect with a master’s degree, to a dog trainer. I don’t really remember how I decided this enormous change. Maybe it was my challenging, in health and behavior, heart dog that made me wonder “how would our life be, if I knew better” or maybe it was my guts telling me that working with animals would be truly fulfilling, or even the true meaning of my life; to help dogs and their humans have their best lives.
    Being determined to achieve this goal, I studied a diploma in canine behavior & training and among other changes in my life, I am now a full time dog trainer & behavior consultant. Until now, I work with almost 50 dogs and their families per year, I try to stay up to date with scientific research, I apply techniques on my 4 y.o. challenging and sensitive border collie, I provide free educational content and advice on social media and my blog. Promoting force free and positive reinforcement training is another aspect of my goal; animals need us to advocate for them, in a world that believes in “alpha” and in old fashioned compulsion training.
    This course would absolutely help me get better in what I passionately do and give me more supplies in the real world battle for force free coexistence between animals and humans. Thank you!

  20. Hi! My name is Nataliia, and I recently moved to the Netherlands from Russia. Before moving I’ve been working in a vet clinic and as a pet behaviorist. Here I am going to continue my behavior career, and later I want to take a PhD program in behavioral neuroscience. Now I am looking forward to find a pet shelter, where I can use my skills to help dogs and cats find a new home. Maybe I will also find an opportunity to develop pet-friendly approach in the Netherlands too. So, I believe that quite a lot of animals would benefit from me advancing behavior knowledge.
    Since I was in Russia, I conducted online and offline trainings for veterinarians about animal behavior and pet-friendly approach. Now I continue to do this online, for example in October I am going to have a lecture series about aggression and separation anxiety for the veterinarians. I also give lessons to behavior specialists, so I am always willing to share the knowledge I have, for there cannot be too many good behaviorists.
    If I have the opportunity to take this course, I will be able to provide even more information to my trainees, and to deal with animals more professionally. Shelter animals often have behavior issues, and this course might give me an opportunity to help even more animals to find a new home.

  21. Hi Karolina. I am a professional equine training instructor located in Denmark. I just celebrated my first year as full time self imployed. It has been a difficult year, and I almost had to shut down last winter as business became scarce. I recovered but there was a lot of things I had to do without to make it work, and I am still not out of the woods yet. What has kept me going through this year is my passion for helping people and horses improve their relationship through empathy and understanding. It means everything to me. In a year I have about 45-50 clients I work with on a recurring basis and about 30-40 people, if not more, that come to my clinics. Some of my recurrent clients and weekend clinic participants are also professinal riding instructors. So Looking back I have had a pretty large reach, and hoping to keep growing in the future.
    I took your animal emotions course a couple years ago, and I found it so valuable. It really gave me a lot deeper understanding on some things, and I am pretty sure it helped me prevent some challenging behavior to arise for some of my clients. I still have a few clients whos horses have very challenging behavior that we are working on, and I think this course might have some key insight in improving my succes rate with these horses.
    Kind regards from Julie

  22. I am a trainer in Buffalo, NY; I also work part time as a hospital social worker (working on my business so I can do dog training full time). I also volunteer with a local rescue. So between my part time business and rescue, I work with about 20-25new dogs per month. In regards to reaching – within the rescue, I mentor other volunteers and am their resource for training and behavior.
    If I were able to take this course – I am working behavior cases now. But, I would love to learn more and improve my skills. For the dogs in rescue, it could help me make changes that are efficient (due to time and space constraints) and help them get new homes more quickly. For my community – This area (Buffalo) is very saturated with balanced trainers who utilize punishment based methods, and I would love to be able to expand my business through reputation and referrals, by becoming a better behavior consultant, and eventually take business away from the balanced trainers.

  23. 1. I have 9 dogs. 250 words is too short to explain why. They would benefit directly. Many more indirectly (see answer 3). At the moment I simply cannot afford to invest about 500$ in a course. Covering their basic needs is already a challenge.
    2. I do not do any animal-related teaching, yet but I would like to.
    3. My dogs are in danger now. One of them in particular, because the behaviors I need to heal in him are quite serious. But overall the quality of life of all 9 (and myself) is suffering as a backlash of not having had the opportunity to be trained appropriately. I would like to use the whole story as an example for the region were we live and the two countries involved (Bosnia and Croatia). There are huge and tragic issues here with abandoned dogs. And mass illiteracy about the need to educate dogs in the first place. A culture of overall violence and aggression. I would love to use our story (including my mistakes) as educational material to address this situation. Ask me, I would campaign to introduce basic knowledge of “pet” behavior in primary schools. I am a freelance journalist who has spent more than 20 years of her life creating and managing sustainable development projects. Now I would like to create one for dogs, starting from our my direct experience with my furry family. Perhaps with your help?

  24. Hey, I am a woman, at 33. I am in the process of training my own mental service dog. On top of that I am a dog instructor for a Rally O class once a week. I really want to do my best, and most of all what is the best for all the dogs.
    I have that against me, that I am already retired, because of my mental illness. That means that i dosn’t have money to dissipate in the class, without the Scholarship.

    Personally i love to nerd things, and take my time to help my dog understand.
    I think that it was in the beginning of the year that you talk about negative reinforcement, in at free masterclass and i began to think about my time with horses and horseback riding. I reflected over the way we were using our leg work as a negative reinforcer. It can be done gentle. But the Horse walk and move because of pressure and most of all to get the releases when the pressure disappears.

    I mean that it is important to reflect over what we want and most of all, how we achieve them. So both we and the animals can have a positive experience.

    I hope that your class can give me the tools to give my own dog(s) and the dogs I work with, the best possible option to shine and be happy.

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