Welcome To Time To Train Your Dog
My name is Angel Colbert. I was certified as a pet dog trainer by PetSmart in 2005. After that I read more books on general dog training, clicker training, dog aggression, separation anxiety, behavior problem solving, researching different dog breeds, puppy specific issues, and service dog training.
I love dogs. Even their little quirks and stubbornness. I used to run my own dog training business until a disability got too difficult to continue. To compensate I trained my own psychiatric service dog. Now I blog about dog training and other dog related topics.
I also have a considerable amount of experience in animal rescue. All of my dogs are rescue babies. Although I didn’t work with a particular rescue, for years, mostly in Kentucky, it seemed like dogs that needed help found me. I found no kill rescues for them that had the space and time to take care of them. Now that I have the space and ability to help re-home a dog, it seems that the dogs no longer find me.
Like all people I have my “issues.” I believe that every dog deserves to be treated well. By that I mean trained, fed with good quality (not necessarily expensive food), exercised, and treated like a member of the family.
My biggest problem with some folks is that they treat dogs like they are toys or can be thrown away. I believe that when you buy or adopt a dog you make a commitment to care for that animal. That can mean you caring for them, or if you can’t, and we all know life happens, finding that animal a home where it will be cared for appropriately.
If you can’t care for your dog yourself, and you can’t find someone to take your dog, go to www.petfinder.com and find a no-kill rescue that can give your pet a second chance at life.
Although I respect humane societies and animal shelters, they are overworked, overcrowded, and euthanize animals if they can’t be adopted in a relatively short amount of time.
So, I’m making this blog. I’m trying to add the information that allows even people who can’t afford training classes can train their dog. I hope it helps you. Feel free to comment if there is something you’d like to see that isn’t here yet. I’ll add it, or research it as soon as possible.
Eventually I’d like to move south to be nearer to family and open my dog training business again and enjoy everyone else’s dogs as well as my own. I’m currently in the Kentucky with my wonderful beagle, Karma.
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