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Thursday, January 14th 6:00—7:00pm

Bonding with Your Dog: Overcome Training Challenges by Strengthening Your Relationship

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Bonding with Your Dog: Overcome Training Challenges by Strengthening Your Relationship

Whether you’re a parent to a puppy, adolescent, or senior, training is an ongoing and necessary process throughout your dog’s life. To celebrate National Train Your Dog Month, we were joined on January 14th, 2021 by Victoria Schade, an author, speaker, and dog trainer with more than 20 years of experience — including 15 years as the official dog trainer on Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl! Pet owners learned more about how their bond – or lack of a strong bond – can impact their training results, and what they could do to improve their relationship for a frustration-free life together!

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About the Speaker

Victoria Schade posing with her two dogs

Victoria Schade

Victoria Schade is an author, speaker and dog trainer known for her upbeat approach to living and working with dogs. Her how-to books, Bonding With Your Dog and Secrets of a Dog Trainer, help pet parents get the best out of their best friends, and her works of fiction, including Life on the Leash, Who Rescued Who and the forthcoming Lost, Found, & Forever, mix her dog training knowledge with lighthearted rom-com fun.

Victoria has worked with Animal Planet for fifteen years as the lead animal trainer on the channel’s popular Puppy Bowl special and appeared as a co-host on the program “Faithful Friends” during its two-season run. She worked behind-the-scenes on the Smithsonian special “Animals Aloft,” and has coached the canine talent for a number of other productions and commercials. She’s a frequent resource for the media, including the CBS Early Show, The View, WEtv, and Fox. Victoria has contributed to The Washington Post, Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple Magazine, Reader’s Digest, The Bark, and many dog-specific publications.

Victoria shares her life with Millie the 10-year old Smooth Brussels Griffon, and Olive the 9-year old mixed breed.

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