Topic: Living with fearful or reactive dogs.
Guests: Lynn Webb
Synopsis: Kat and Becca are joined by trainer Lynn Webb to discuss life living with reactive and fearful dogs. What lifestyle changes new owners can expect and how to prioritize training and management time so everyone can build a long life together.
Lynn Webb is a dog trainer and canine massage therapist who lives in
Escondido, California, in North San Diego County. She is certified as a dog trainer
through the Karen Pryor Academy and as a massage therapist through the Rocky
Mountain School of Animal Accupressure and Massage. Lynn has a Master’s
degree in United States History, and worked for 15 years at the San Diego Wild
Animal Park (now known as the San Diego Zoo Safari Park) in various positions
including Tour Guide, Educator, and Zookeeper.
Today, as a dog trainer with her own company, The Proficient Pup, Lynn
specializes in assisting clients with their anxious, shy, or aggressive dogs. She
has a strong interest in alleviating the fears that pet dogs experience in varying
environments, including rattlesnake habitat. When educating people about
Rattlesnake Avoidance, Lynn shows people that there is a way to teach a dog to
avoid something without teaching him to fear it. In addition, she feels that we
humans can respect wildlife and protect our dogs at the same time. In training and in life, Lynn believes that making good choices leads to creating a positive impact.