Leslie McDevitt is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) famous for her popular and powerful program Control Unleashed (often abbreviated as “CU”). Through her classes, seminars, books, and DVDs, Leslie helps dog owners and training instructors turn stress into confidence, and distraction into focus, using methods that are entirely based on positive reinforcement. Her Control Unleashed program is designed specifically to help dogs with “issues” learn how to relax focus and work off-leash reliably either stressful or stimulating situations.

In this episode, Leslie and I talk about finding a balance between providing structure for our dogs and also letting them make choices.

As usual with, this was a very REAL conversation. Unfiltered. Unedited. Sorry/not sorry.

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