Welcoming a dog into the family: Advice and Training Tips with Kim Greco of Paws and Possibilities

Are you thinking about adding a furry member to your family? Maybe you just recently did, and you have questions or concerns about owning the new dog? You’ll want to hear this episode, as my special guest is revealing her expertise as we talk all things dogs! 

Kim Greco is the owner of Paws and Possibilities and creator of the online dog training program Manners Matter, is a dog trainer for people who want to be proud of their dog, not embarrassed by them.

Through her unique training system, you’ll create the relationship with your dog you’ve always dreamed about – all while feeling like it’s a walk in the park. When she’s not teaching your dog good manners, you can find Kim hot on the salsa dance floor or reminiscing about how fun it was to train dolphins.

This is an important conversation to have, because when people move to the suburbs and have more space and a bigger yard, often the idea of adding a dog to the family is a common one. We discuss a lot of topics in this episode, and if something we touched on is of particular interest to you, let me know and I’ll have Kim back for a future episode to dive in deeper on your question! 

Owning dogs is a big undertaking, but as I know from personal experience, it is so worth it. I hope this episode helps give you some insight and tools that you can use on a daily basis with your own pet! 

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What You’ll Learn from this Episode: 

  • Why it’s so critical that you do not make an emotional decision when getting a family dog, and what to consider about breed characteristics
  • The reasons that the new dog or puppy shouldn’t be your child’s responsibility 
  • Tips and tricks for integrating the dog with the children
  • Kim’s thoughts on training with your new dog, both in group classes and one-on-one settings 
  • Ways you can treating the separation anxiety your new pet may be feeling 
  • What happens when the “honeymoon phase” is over
  • How to handle the situation when a dog is just not a good fit for your family
  • A sneak peek at Kim’s virtual training services and the ways she can help you and your family 

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The Biggest Mistake that People Make When Trying to Train Their Dogs 

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