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How to Train Great Dogs, But Have Realistic Expectations

Why Should Dogs Listen to Us People?

How to Train Great Dogs – But Have Realistic Expectations

Whether it’s in the shelter, or with a new adopter

David Muriello, CPDT

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019  10:00 AM - 2:30 PM, $10 includes lunch

 Community Room, 575 Woodland Avenue, Madison, NJ

This event is SOLD OUT.

Why don’t they all walk nicely on leash, why don’t they always come when called, why don’t they…? In fact, why should they listen to us at all? (Good news, there are good reasons to follow our lead.) Join us as we explore How to Train Great Dogs by understanding how dogs really think and learn. Through discussion and live demonstration examples with the shelter dogs, David will teach you simple concepts that will make a big difference to shelter staff and new adopters! We’ll explore questions like:

What are the best training methods for fast and long-lasting results? 

What is a motivator and what is NOT a motivator though we might think it is? 

What are the biggest mistakes dog owners make that destroy the bond, cause dogs to ignore them, or even worse, to become fearful or aggressive?

Why does a newly adopted dog present a special training opportunity – even if it’s not a puppy?

Note: This workshop has been pre-approved for 6 CEUs through IAABC, 4 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits (4 CEs), and 4 CEUs for trainers through CCPDT.


David Muriello is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and the President of CATCH Canine Trainers Academy, a state-licensed school that teaches dog lovers the skills needed to become certified professional trainers. In 2005, David founded and led a multi-location dog training business for Biscuits & Bath, a Manhattan based total wellness center for dogs, now with 13 New York City locations. In 2010 David became the Director of Operations for that business. In this role he further enhanced his knowledge of dog care services including day care, veterinary services, dog walking, grooming, overnight care and transportation. David has appeared as a dog expert on ABC-TV’s Rachael Ray Show and in Dog Fancy Magazine. He was also a member of the Education Advisory Group for the APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers), the annual emcee for New York City’s Central Park PAWS Best in Park Dog Show, and a national speaker for the PetCo Foundation and Petfinder’s wonderful Adoption Options events where shelter managers and workers learn new skills from training and behavior experts.


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