Have you met Biggy and Smallz – Bethenny’s furry babies – yet? Taking care of Biggy and Smallz is a top priority for Bethenny and her daughter Bryn – Biggy and Smallz are rescue dogs from the same litter. Bethenny uses only the best trainers for the dogs – trainers who believe in kindness and positive reinforcement.
Mary-Jo Duffy is a trainer who has built her career working with shelter dogs and advocating for reward-based training. In case you missed Mary-Jo’s other videos, please pause and go watch them here.
In this video, Mary-Jo demonstrates how to have fun with positively teaching your dog the “touch” cue. The video stars Mary-Jo’s dog Stevie, and we learn how to teach the touch cue as well as some practical uses of it. But mostly, as Mary-Jo says, it’s just fun. Stay tuned for future posts as we know Mary-Jo has more to teach us!
Read more about Mary-Jo below the video.
My name is Mary-Jo Duffy and I’ve been helping build relationships between dogs and their owners for over 25 years. As a mother of two young men, who were once toddlers, I understand the challenge of dogs and kids and have worked with many families to create consistency and balance within the home. My mission is clear… less dogs sent to shelters… MORE dogs staying happily in their homes.
I am certified (CPDT-KA) through the Association of Professional Dog Trainers since 2003 and am absolutely passionate about the work that I do with people and their beloved canines.
My first love, and where I began my career, is in the animal shelter world. I have worked with hundreds of dogs in shelters not only to improve their quality of life while in the shelter system, but also to improve their chances of finding their forever home.
My training is 100% reward based (and also backed by science) and focuses on the relationship between you and your dog. I like to consider myself your facilitator — the person who provides you with the knowledge to communicate effectively with your dog, giving you the tools to have the best life with your best friend.
Like anything in life, what you put in is what you will get out. Training is a lifelong prospect and I’m here for you every step of the way. Your dog wants to be the best he or she can be, let’s help them achieve that together!
August 9, 2021
Bethenny Frankel is a self-made businessPERSON, TV producer, multiple New York Times bestselling author, and mother. Bethenny is the Founder & CEO of Skinnygirl, a lifestyle brand offering practical solutions to women.
Bethenny Frankel is a self-made businesswoman, TV producer, multiple New York Times bestselling author, and mother. Bethenny is the Founder & CEO of Skinnygirl, a lifestyle brand offering practical solutions to women.