Guests: Marge Rogers & Eileen Anderson

Marge Rogers, CBCC, CPDT-KA, CCUI, Certified Fear Free Professional, is a certified professional dog trainer, behavior consultant (canine), and author. She has thousands of hours teaching owners, dogs, and other canine professionals.  One of the things you will notice right away about Marge is her enthusiasm for sharing information about training and behavior. Marge changed her life and career when she learned about the science of behavior. She is warm and engaging when sharing what she learned with her clients and other canine professionals. Dog training and behavior aren’t rocket science. They’re behavioral science. Marge boils down the science into relatable, easy to understand information. Even her business name is educational: Rewarded Behavior Continues.  Marge earned certifications in training and behavior consulting (canine) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. She is also a Certified Control Unleashed®️ Instructor and a Certified Fear Free®️ Professional. She received additional training on child-dog safety and family dynamics through Family Paws Parent Education. Marge is an engaging, experienced workshop presenter and has offered continuing education workshops for veterinarians and veterinary technicians in North Carolina. She has worked with corporations (CSX, Babies ‘R US), communities, and schools to bust myths about dogs and dog training.

Eileen Anderson, MM, MS, is a writer and dog trainer. She writes about behavior science, her life with dogs, and training with positive reinforcement on her own blog and for other publications. She brings to bear on these subjects a science background, critical thinking skills, and teaching experience.  Eileen has worked professionally as a writer and academic editor, a network administrator, a remedial college math instructor, and a trainer of computer skills in academic and workplace settings. She has a long-standing interest in making technology accessible to women, people with limited literacy skills, and other underserved populations. She is now channeling that same urge to translate and illuminate in service of the humane treatment of dogs and joyful companionship between dogs and people. Her goal is to make training accessible and behavior science comprehensible to pet owners. She writes the well-known Eileenanddogs blog, which has been featured on Freshly Pressed by and won the award, “The Academy Applauds” in 2014 from The Academy of Dog Trainers. She has written for Clean Run, Whole Dog Journal, the IAABC Journal, and BARKS from the Guild. She published a book on canine cognitive dysfunction which won a Maxwell Award from the Dog Writers Association of America in 2017, co-wrote a book on puppy socialization with longtime friend and colleague Marge Rogers.. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music performance and a master’s degree in engineering science. She received a Certificate of Excellence for completion of Susan Friedman’s applied behavior analysis course for animal professionals, Living and Learning with Animals, in 2012. She lives in the mid-Southern U.S.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What do most people get wrong about socialization?
  • Which is worse – bad socialization or no socialization?
  • What is the solution? Where should trainers focus with new puppy owners?

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