Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) April 20, 2013
As part of a larger initiative to educate pet parents on how to have the healthiest and happiest dogs and promote the importance of responsible dog parenting, The Dogington Post and Merrick Pet Care teamed up to create “Merrick Pet Care’s Dogington University,” a series of eight live seminars presented by top dog trainers from around the world, which began April 15 and continues daily until April 24. A full schedule is available at http://dogingtonpost.com.
On Sunday, April 22 at 4:00PM EST, Broadway’s Animal Trainer William Berloni will present a live, one-hour training seminar to readers and fans of the Dogington Post.
Through a combination of persistence, patience and trial-and-error, Bill Berloni has developed his own revolutionary humane training techniques. Using operant conditioning and positive reinforcement, Berloni trains his dogs with cooperation and mutual respect. He never forces a dog to do something it doesn’t want to do, just as he would never force a person.
He explains, “Alpha dogs don’t walk through their pack, growling and snarling, they lead by garnering respect and being a leader that everyone wants to follow.” Berloni trains using regular, flat collars – no choke chains or pinch collars. No pain. No intimidation. Just respect and reward. His dogs perform because they want to, not because they have to.
As the Director of Animal Behavior for the Humane Society of New York, Berloni is passionate about animal rescue and adoption. Whether training dogs for Broadway shows, television programs, or movies, Berloni always looks for a homeless animal to fill the role.
During his live seminar on Sunday, Berloni will discuss his passion for rescuing dogs and the unique challenges he faces when training them for the stage.
“We’re getting a huge response from our Dogington University training series,” said Brandy Arnold, Content Editor for Dogington Post, “and we are beyond thrilled to have top trainers like William Berloni joining us in our mission to improve the lives of dogs.”
The Dogington Post shares with Merrick Pet Care, a company recognized for the highest quality standards in the pet food industry and Dogington University sponsor, a common goal of improving the lives of dogs and their families through proper nutrition, education, training and responsible pet ownership. Anyone can register for free at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/522531590. A one-time registration will allow access to all eight training seminars.
“Merrick Pet Care is pleased to partner with Dogington University to make these well-respected experts available to all pet parents for the benefit of their pets,” said Pete Brace, Vice President, Merrick Pet Care. “This forum is certain to provide helpful tips that will benefit pooches everywhere.”
Trainers also presenting as part of the series include the highly respected Victoria Stilwell, most well known for her television series, “It’s Me or the Dog” and her positive method of dog training.
Other Panelists include Veterinarian Dr. Chris Smith; World-renowned trainer, Dr. Ian Dunbar; Behavior Therapist and Master Trainer, Dianne Sarasin; “The Original Dog Whisperer,” Paul Owens; and the “Celebrity Dog Listener,” Tony Knight.
For a full schedule of the Merrick Pet Care’s Dogington University Dog Training Seminars, visit http://dogingtonpost.com.
About Dogington Post:
DogingtonPost.com was created for the love of dogs. It promises a forum of informative articles, newsworthy dog stories, health and breed information, and heartwarming videos. The site addresses current issues affecting dogs and their human parents – from serious health concerns to lifestyle issues on feeding, grooming and the overall well-being and mental health of dogs. It is the Internet newspaper, all about dogs.
About Merrick Pet Care Inc.
Founded in 1968, Amarillo-based Merrick Pet Care Inc. is a leader in the natural and organic pet food category. With a mission to create the most nutritious and wholesome food, Merrick helps families take better care of their pets by cooking up nutritious, real whole foods for pets. All foods are made in the USA using only the freshest ingredients grown by local farmers. The company offers a wide variety of dry and wet foods, as well as treats, that are available nationally at independent pet specialty stores, Petco and online via select retailers at http://www.merrickpetcare.com.