Saving One Dog at a Time Through Positive Reinforcement
The Dog Saving Network’s goal is to save dogs, who may otherwise be euthanized for behavioral problems or simply just because. The DSN demonstrates how through positive reinforcement training and by teaching dogs tricks they become more confident, and some behavioral issues can be solved. Another DSN goal is to work in collaboration with a team of dog trainers and rescue organizations. With support from U.S. Bones, the Dog Saving Network offers training at their U.S. Bones Rescue and Awareness Center, 4300 s. Keeler Avenue, Chicago. I spoke at a special event held there, “Animal Training: Successful Animal Management Through Positive Reinforcement,” and the featured speaker was Ken Rameriz, executive vice president Animal Care and Training at the Shedd Aquarium. Ken speaks all over the world on animal training, and he’s author of a 578 page ginormous book, “Animal Training: Successful Animal Management Through Positive Reinforcement.” Here are some images from this very special event.
As a side note – if you’re a (Chicago area) dog trainer and/or involved in local rescue – hope you contact The Dog Saving Network’s Chris Dignan, and hear how you can help to save dogs, and participate in their efforts.