I want to show the world that archaic training methods that use harsh corrections are not necessary; and that there is a more effective, safe, and fair style of dog training to use.
Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) April 25, 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 26. A full schedule is available at http://dogingtonpost.com.
On Friday, April 26 at 4:00PM EST, Steven Reid, owner of S.R. Dog Training, LLC will present a live, free, one-hour seminar to readers and fans of the Dogington Post.
Steven’s background includes having a Master’s Degree in Physical Education & Sports Pedagogy, as well as being a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He has taught and coached children ranging from 3-18 years old as well as trained competitive athletes and professionals in numerous fields ranging from 18-86 years old.
After spending just one year volunteering as a dog walker at his local humane society, and educating himself on the U.S. shelter system and various dog training styles, Steve knew he wanted - and needed - to help these dogs. As a result, he created his mission of “Changing the World for Dogs”.
Steve explains, “I have set out to ‘Change the World for Dogs’, so dogs will not be killed -euthanized is simply a euphemism to soften the truth- in shelters. I want to show the world that archaic training methods that use harsh corrections are not necessary; and that there is a more effective, safe, and fair style of dog training to use. This will help dog and owner to live a happy life together without all the stress, frustration and worry that accompany so many dog owning families.”
“Steve has been a regular contributor of training tips for our readers and fans,” said Brandy Arnold, Content Editor for Dogington Post. “He has impressed us and we jumped at the opportunity to have him join us in our mission to positively impact 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 veterinarian, animal behaviorist and trainer, Ian Dunbar and world-renowned trainer, Victoria Stilwell.
Other Panelists include Veterinarian Dr. Chris Smith; Owner of Off-Leash K9 Training, Nick White; Behavior Therapist and Master Trainer, Dianne Sarasin; “The Original Dog Whisperer,” Paul Owens; the “Celebrity Dog Listener,” Tony Knight; and “The Dog Talk Diva”, Camilla Gray-Nelson.
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.