Session 99: Interview with Brooke Mihajlovich
On this episode I talk to Brooke Mihajlovich, a dog trainer who has recently started her practice to Washington state from Indiana. Brooke focuses on remote training collars to help with training without a leash.
She and her husband both shared a love of Doberman's, and part of their passion to make sure that their new dogs were well trained. Her participation in training her dog sparked her love and talent for training dogs herself.
Brooke's philosophy focuses on changing the relationships with their owners at a fundamental level. It's important to create a relationship that focuses on their "humans" as leaders more than just owners. Her primary focus is to give them tools to create a relationship bond that creates very positive results for both the pet and the owner.
We get into some of the other areas of training including
- Spatial awareness
- Loose leash training
- movement on leash (rather than simply pulling)
- "auto sits" when stopping
- Shoulder movement and eye contact
- Controlling and managing the environment
- Off leash training
Electric Collar Training
This is a particularly controversial training with some, but Brooke and I talk about how to do it the right way. It's important to understand that once humans understand that it's not what some might conjure up in their mind about a typical shock they understand that it is subtle, and is designed for a minimum threshold for creating a behavior pattern.
Her website is K9CommunityMovement.com, and you can find her on social media at the following destinations;
I hope that you enjoy this episode, and if you have more questions for Brooke, I hope you'll reach out!