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joshuayoung
joshuayoung

joshuayoung

Dog trainer in training, focused on positive reinforcement training principles. Long term travel partner, co business owner and wife, Scotti, works in applied behavior analysts with autistic children 4 and under. In January 2020 we adopted 1.5 year old Tommy Pickles, a white and brown bully breed, mostly pit.


Automated Dog Kennels & What is Left

31 Jan 2020 1 minute read 2 comments joshyoung

I make my living wage working at a dog kennel in Austin Texas. Its been a fantastic job and an incredible space to learn about dogs. though in the back of my mind I am imaging a world in which this job doesn't exist, or at least not all of it. In thi...

Cultivate Calming Dog Energy

30 Jan 2020 1 minute read 0 comments joshyoung

Cultivate Calming Dog Energy   I use, 'We are relaxing.'  This prompts Tommy Pickles, 1.5 year old bully breed, to lower his energy by a notch or two. A notch or two does not mean going from aggressively pulling on the leash for a squirrel to submiss...

Teaching Dog To Talk

29 Jan 2020 1 minute read 0 comments joshyoung

If you read my bio you know that my wife is in ABA Therapy and I am an aspiring dog trainer. One thing that has hit our radar are buttons that you press and a recorded sound is played.  The Goal: teach our dog (Tommy Pickles) to press buttons to comm...

Reading Dog Behavior

29 Jan 2020 1 minute read 2 comments joshyoung

Behavior related to unmet needs Chewing up items, mouthing, biting - Needs a harder bone to chew. May need to be trained on how to chew it.  Not paying attention to you - You are not rewarding/ the environment has too much distraction. Either up your...