128: Yvette Van Veen, Awesome Dogs + Toronto Star: Journey in Pet Training

Yvette Van Veen developed a passion for working with animals at an early age. In 2002, Yvette started Awesome Dogs and began writing a pet behaviour column for the local paper – The Londoner.

Yvette’s training approach makes science accessible.  She offers positive and humane advice without compromising structure.  Yvette currently offers her common sense approach in a regular column in the Toronto Star.

Yvette’s companion animals include Kip, a feral/roaming rescue from a remote Northern community, Karma an A.K.C. Border Collie, and Icarus the cat who often comes to show the dogs up at class.

Website

Toronto Star

Awesome Dogs Facebook Page

The Pet Professional Guild Webinar Series (upcoming webinars include three hosted by Yvette)

Krista Macpherson is mentioned in the episode, she is with the University of Western Ontario. Here’s an article from 2014 with a great profile of Krista.

The Province of Ontario has had a pit bull ban (breed specific legislation or BSL) since 2005. It has been an ongoing debate how effective the ban has been in reducing dog bites, injuries, and fatalities.


About Nancy and Harold Rhee

We have been married over 20 years, fostered over 60 dogs in the past four years, and we love animal rescue and the amazing people who dedicate their lives. And of course, the dogs and cats!

If you want to learn more about Nancy and Harold, go to our About Us page at http://thisispawprint.com/about or listen to our introductory podcast episode, “Fifty Puppies and a Podcast.” http://thisispawprint.com/000

About Pawprint

Pawprint (or Paw Print) is a weekly podcast dedicated to animal rescue, adoption, and the heroes who make it happen. Volunteer, walk, adopt, or foster a dog, cat, rabbit, or other wonderful pet through your local shelter, humane society, SPCA, pound, and animal control. Stop abuse, and help increase animal protection, welfare, and rights.  http://thisispawprint.com http://animalrescuepodcast.com

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If you want to join our animal rescue community and receive two free bonus dog-training resources from Irith Bloom, positive reinforcement dog trainer, go to http://thisispawprint.com/ask. Irith can be found at http://www.thesophisticateddog.com/

About Pawprint’s Music

All of Pawprint’s music is composed by Luke Gartner-Brereton. Luke is based in Brisbane, Australia, and he composes a wide variety of songs and musical loops http://info.vanillagroovemedia.com http://vanillagroovestudios.com http://soundcloud.com/luke-gartnerbrereton


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