Podcast Guest: Lori Stevens

Lori Stevens (CPDT-KA, SAMP, CCFT, CPBC) is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, a certified Small Animal Massage Practitioner; a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer, and a Certified Behavior Consultant. She is also a Senior Tellington TTouch practitioner.

Lori uses humane and scientific methods to improve the health, behavior, and performance of animals. Her experience is holistic and incorporates respect for animals as teachers. She continually studies the interactions between animal behavior, movement, learning, and health, and this is reflected in her innovative approach. She has an established companion animal practice in Seattle, WA. Lori also teaches workshops and presents at conferences worldwide. She has three DVDs produced by Tawzer Dog Videos. The most recent of her DVDs is called Gift of a Gray Muzzle: Active Care for Senior Dogs and is co-presented with Kathy Sdao.

Lori teaches online classes on canine fitness, aging dogs, and massage for Fenzi Dog Sports Academy. Lori is the creator of the Balance Harness®️ by Blue-9 Pet Products. See SeattleTTouch.com for more information.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Considerations for training older dogs
  • When and how to maintain criteria
  • The importance of continuing to work on new tricks and behaviors
  • Transitioning from verbal cues to visual or tactile as dogs lose their hearing

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