It is with great sadness that I am writing this. On Monday, September 29th the pet community and world lost a wonderful veterinarian and animal behaviorist, Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM,MS.
If you don’t know Dr. Yin, I am sure you’ve been exposed to her teachings of doggy behavior and training techniques.
Dr. Yin taught me so much about creating relationships with dogs. I remember a few years back picking up the book, Perfect Puppy in 7 Days. I began reading this even before I knew I was going to have a crazy Shih Tzu puppy come into my life. I learned that good behavior is learned by creating consistent habits, attention at all times to your dog and sticking to a structured program. It is through this program along with proper treats and rewards that Riley learned to be polite above anything else. I was not only able to “train” a well behaved dog, but I actually created a true partnership with my dog. A dog who looks to me for guidance, is able to have impulse and emotional control and most importantly, knows that I am a fun person and worth listening to. All the things Dr. Yin told me she would be.
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Rachel Sheppard says
What an amazing and talented woman, I am still so sad to hear this news!
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That’s the poster I have on my wall, too. Such sad news.
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Chelsea Price says
A very sad week for the animal community 🙁 (On another note, did you redo your site? I love it!)
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groovy goldendoodles says
I believe Dr. Yin touched more lives that any of us could ever imagine. She was truly one of a kind.
Talent Hounds says
Sad news, hope all effected find peace.
Miley's Daily Scoop says
We are so sorry to hear about Dr. Yin.
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Pawesome cats says
It sounds like Dr Sophia gave a lot to the animal community – I am sure she will sadly missed by everyone who read her books or who came into contact with her. PS. Love that photo of you and Riley.
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Lauren Miller says
We are so sad about Dr. Yin, too! 🙁
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