Episode 2 – Canine Training Methods: Positive Reinforcement with Linda Michaels, MA – February 15, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. EST

Join Wolfdog Radio with special guest, Linda Michaels, MA Psychology, Victoria Stilwell Canine Consultant, on Sunday, February 15th at –8pm EST/ 5pm PST– and learn how to use the principles of Positive Reinforcement/ForceFree training to help develop a trusting, working relationship with your wolfdog. Linda will outline the techniques of Reward-based Training and Benevolent Leadership that you can use to get more of the behavior that you want, and less of the behavior that you don’t want. Find out how you can ameliorate some of the most common behavior issues with your beloved wolfdog. Learn to communicate with your wolfdog in a language he/she can understand through signals and manipulating resources. Find out about the importance of ultra-early socialization and how to prevent and decrease fearfulness/shyness. Examine the differences between reward-based and dominance methods. During the second half of the show we will be asking Linda questions from our listeners. If you have questions for Linda, please submit them via email at questions@wolfdogradio.com



​​Linda Michaels, MA Psychology is a long-time practitioner of the Positive Reinforcement method of training. She helps puppies and dogs of all temperaments, ages and personalities. She believes that communication is the foundation for happy pet parenting and happy, well-behaved dogs. Linda trains all dogs, from teacup Chihuahuas to Wolfdogs and serves as a behavior advisor for WolfEducationProject.org

Linda holds a Master’s Degree in Experimental Psychology from San Diego State University with research experience in Behavioral Neurobiology, as well as a host of professional dog training credentials, plus 13 years and many thousands of hours of hands-on training and behavioral consulting experience. Linda’s advanced studies in associative and operant learning, as well as her extensive background working with pure breeds and rescue dogs, has culminated in the latest science-based training, generously sprinkled with lots of love.  Linda works with some of the most difficult behavioral cases in her private practice.  Her ethics and methods are firmly rooted in the humane treatment of companion animals.  She regularly attends dog training conferences to keep abreast of the latest scientific behavior modification and methodology advances in her field.

She has volunteered her training services with the San Diego Humane Society for many years and still does pro bono work for select groups.

Linda is a member of the Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training network. Stilwell is the internationally acclaimed trainer and Animal Planet star.


Linda Michaels
Licensed FAR Beyond Trainer
San Diego, California
858.259.WOOF (9663)
LindaMichaelsPositively@gmail.com                                                                                               ​

Visit Linda’s website: www.dogpsychologistoncall.com            

Linda will be speaking at the Pet Professionals Guild Summit along with other notables –Dr. Karen Overall, Pat Miller, and Niki Tudge — on November 11-13, 2015 in Tampa, FL. Pet Professional Guild Summit         

                                                WOLFDOG TRAINING WITH JOURNEY                                                          


                                                     WOLFDOG TRAINING WITH SHILOH AND OKA


Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training is a comprehensive network of highly qualified, like-minded trainers who subscribe to Victoria’s philosophy of positive reinforcement dog training. Victoria herself personally oversees the recruitment of the very best positive reinforcement dog trainers, on an international scale, to join her team and bring her message of positive reinforcement to the entire dog-loving world.


* Have been hand selected and work with Victoria personally
* Train dogs using positive reinforcement
* Avoid force and outdated dominance-based methods
* Practice the highest level of courtesy and professionalism
* Respect your dog and you at all times

All Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Trainers share Victoria’s passion for positive training and her ability to achieve exceptional results without using force or dangerous dominance-based techniques.


Master of Arts/Experimental Psychology. San Diego State University with Distinction
McNair Science Scholar
University Scholar Award. Psychology Department, San Diego State University
Behavioral Neurobiology Research
Behavioral Trials and Histological Examinations 
Veterinary Assistant Certified
FAR Beyond Licensed. Canine Aggression, Reactivity and Fear Specialist. 2011 – Current
AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. 2002 – Current
AKC Community Canine Evaluator. 2013 – Current
Pet First Aid for Cats and Dogs. American Red Cross
Class Assistant Trainer. San Diego Humane Society
Volunteer Council Representative. San Diego Humane Society
Shelter Trainee and Volunteer. 5-year Veteran, San Diego Humane Society
Basic First Aid, Zoonoses and Animal Diseases Certified. Project Wildlife

Behavior Advisor to the WolfeducationProject.org




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