Emily Larlham, aka Kikopup, has forged the path for dog trainers on social media, spreading the word about progressive reinforcement training. 17 years ago, Emily’s first YouTube video was released, and she has been creating a positive change for dogs and people the world over ever since. Emily graciously joined me for a chat about how Kikopup started and her background in animal rescue, conservation and working with shelter dogs. Enjoy this extract from our livestream celebrating 200 episodes of Shaped by Dog.
In the episode you'll hear:
- Advice for aspiring dog trainers on the positive reinforcement path.
- The origin of the now famous Kikopup YouTube channel.
- About Emily’s start in dog training and why mentors matter.
- That working with shelter dogs shaped Emily's dog training career.
- How Emily handles the pressures of training in the public eye.
- Emily’s advice for dog trainers growing their social media presence.
Catch the 200 Episodes Celebration Replay and After Party Opportunities
- Kikopup on YouTube
- Dogmantics Dog Training: Official Kikopup Website
- Kikopup on Instagram
- Podcast Episode 78: How to Train a Rescue Dog with Behavior Problems
- YouTube Playlist: The Emotional State of Dogs with Susan Garrett
- Mary Ray Videos on the Crufts YouTube Channel
- Podcast Episode 68: 3 Easy Tricks Every Dog Should Know
- Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube