March 22, 2021

Advice to New Trainers From Those Who Have Been Training Animals for Over 20 Years

Advice to New Trainers From Those Who Have Been Training Animals for Over 20 Years

Guests:   Valerie Ann Erwin New Paltz Dog Training New Paltz, NY   Elizabeth Hostler Greensburg Bed & Biscuit Martinsburg, WV   Leslie Horton Most Fine Canine https://www.mostfinecanine.net/ Frederick, MD


Guests:

 

Valerie Ann Erwin

New Paltz Dog Training

https://www.newpaltzdogtraining.com/

New Paltz, NY

 

Elizabeth Hostler

Greensburg Bed & Biscuit

http://greensburgbedandbiscuit.com/index.html

Martinsburg, WV

 

Leslie Horton

Most Fine Canine

https://www.mostfinecanine.net/

Frederick, MD

Leslie Horton

Guest - Episode 1

Leslie Horton is the founder and owner of Most Fine Canine Inc. (formerly known as One Fine Canine Inc.) Most Fine Canine Inc. has been training dogs and their handlers since March 2000. Leslie is a 2000 graduate of National K-9 School of Dog Trainers. She is Pet Partner Team Member with 4 dogs, and is a Pet Partner Team Instructor and Evaluator. She holds certifications as a Certified Dog Trainer, Certified Dog Trainer Advanced, Professional Dog Trainer Instructor, and Certified Service Dog Trainer.

Leslie is a final placement trainer for service dogs for children and adults with neurological and mobility disabilities, including, but not limited to, multiple sclerosis, degenerative arthritis, autism, deafness, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries. She is a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP). She received the 2014 IACP Member of the Year Award and was inducted into the IACP Hall of Fame in 2015.

Elizabeth Hostler

Guest - Episode 1

Elizabeth H. Hostler, Certified Dog Trainer
Owner-Operator, Greensburg Bed and Biscuit, since 1995
Graduate, National K9 School for Dog Trainers, 1996
Syn Alia Training Systems Certified Trainer, 2015
Training Between the Ears methodology and Coach, since 2017
International Association of Canine Professionals, Professional Member

Elizabeth and her husband, John, have owned and operated the Greensburg Bed and Biscuit since 1995, beginning with a small kennel attached to the back of their home. In 2006, they opened their new building with expanded space and services. John and Elizabeth share their home with their two children, three dogs and four cats.

Elizabeth specializes in individualized, one-on-one dog and people training. She focuses on strategies to build a stronger bond between owner and dog through clear communication and respect for the physical and mental needs of both owner and dog. She has been training for more than twenty years, and continues her education by attending a wide variety of workshops and seminars each year.

Valerie Ann Erwin

Guest - Episode 1

Valerie is:
- Member and Instructor at the Canine/Human Relationship Institute in Blue Ridge, Texas
- Certified NePoPo Graduate of Gold School with Bart and Michael Bellon, Etten-leur, Netherlands
- Professional member of the IACP International Association of Canine Professionals
- Professional member of the IAABC International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants - Dog, Horse & Bird Divisions
-Member of the IACP Therapy Dog Committee
- Member of the Iditerod Trail Committee
- Certified in Canine First Aid and CPR
- 35 year First Responder EMT
- Licensed Wildlife Rehabber

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