Requires Getting Informed and Educated
At P.O.R.G.I.E. we use a positive, wholistic approach to
teaching dogs and people. Instead of choke chains or punishments we
use loving, positive, gentle techniques that create a relationship
of mutual trust and respect.
Using clickers, the puppy is first taught the meaning of a
word before it is used as a command. Kindness teaching is not only
positive reinforcement but also understanding and respecting the
"dog's point of
Problem solving is
accomplished by properly defining the problem and setting up new
rules. The rules are then carefully taught to the dog before they
are enforced. This allows the dog to still do his doggy things
within the family's guidelines.
ABOUT LINDA GOODMAN
Linda was born in Stratford,
Connecticut. Her first dog was a Labrador cross breed whom she named
Midnite. After graduating from the University of Connecticut, she
moved to Schenectady, New York to work for General Electric. There
she acquired another dog, Porgy. In 1969, Linda moved to California
to work for TRW and Porgy came with her.
Porgy died in 1983. To ease
the pain, Linda became a member of the board of directors for the
West End Shelter for Animals in Ontario, CA - a great way to learn
about animal care, behavior and people.
During her two years on the
board, Linda co-ordinated a volunteer program, pet adoption
counseling, pet bereavement counseling and pet visits to hospitals
and nursing homes.
Linda has cared
for and taught dogs for most of her life and traveled from San
Diego to San Francisco to Hawaii to consult with and learn from
veterinarians, animal behaviorists and humane groups.
In 1986 she struck out on her
own to start P.O.R.G.I.E. and now has her own indoor teaching center
in Riverside, CA.
Linda's humane and enjoyable
methods of positive, clicker teaching for dogs and their people have
earned the respect of professionals and dog lovers
She is the author of the book
JUST SAY "GOOD DOG!" and a member, in good standing, of the
Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and Dog Writers Association
of America (DWAA).
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