Dogster.com Talks to Trainer Annie Phenix About Her New Book, ‘The Midnight Dog Walkers’

Her easy-to-use guide teaches pet parents of reactive or aggressive dogs how to use positive reinforcement training.

Annie Phenix has always loved animals, but it wasn’t until her senior year of college that she finally got one of her own — a Rottweiler named Wylie. Between a full course load and working three jobs, Annie admits that Wylie didn’t get the training he needed (or deserved). She used a prong collar on him, even though she hated it, because Annie didn’t know of any other options back then, and he was a little wild, to say the least.

After attending a Schutzhund-based dog training academy and learning how to “properly” shock a dog using a shock collar, she never used that tool again, and became a “better trained and better educated trainer.” …

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