I am very excited to introduce the latest R.O.A.R. Squad member, Jolanta Benal! I was doing a little google-stalking research and Jolanta has done, and is doing, a tremendous amount of work out there in the dog training world. Check out Jolanta’s tips on DoggedHealth and Quick and Dirty Tips– welcome to the R.O.A.R. Squad!
What does the R.O.A.R. Squad stand for? Rescue Owners Are Rockin’! Learn more!
The Rescue Pets: Juniper; our elderly lady dog, Izzy (Isabella), died in May. There are some cats, too …
About Jolanta: I live in Brooklyn with my partner and a whole bunch of other mammals. I see private clients in Brooklyn and Manhattan, teaching pet-dog manners and (mostly) working with problem behaviors, especially aggression. I also write “Ask the Trainer,” a Q&A on www.doggedhealth.com, and present the podcast/article series “The Dog Trainer’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Teaching and Caring for Your Pet,” http://dogtrainer.quickanddirtytips.com. (Editors note: The title Jolanta included in her write up was Behavior Modification and Noncoercive Training Geek. Go ahead and try to say that 3 times fast!)
“False” Pregnancy: Juni’s mother was picked up off the street in the Bronx and diagnosed with false pregnancy. Friends of ours were fostering her; the false pregnancy turned out to be 7 puppies; hey presto! We got a dog.
Rescue Org: If I hadn’t adopted Juni directly from his mother’s rescuer, I would have been looking at New York City Animal Care and Control, our city’s full-service municipal shelter: http://www.nycacc.org/
About Juniper: Juni is most likely a Pit Bull mix and will be 9 in December. You can’t have an argument around Juni, because as soon as the four-letter words come out he gets all anxious and pitiful. He is a clicker-training fool and learns everything I can teach him as fast as I can teach it. I once caught a two-year-old child chewing on his tail like a corncob while I chatted with the two-year-old’s dad.
Where: New York
Want to meet another gorgeous mix? Check out Leslie and her dog, Bella.
Join the R.O.A.R. Squad
Do you want to join the R.O.A.R. Squad? Our goal is to make having a rescue animal THE coolest thing around. Ya game? Perfect! We’d love to have you!
Send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!