Chris Perondi & Vinny
Chris Perondi, Master Trainer and Founder of the Stunt Dog Academy, visits Elliott Bay this afternoon to demonstrate some ways in which positive reinforcement can be used to teach tricks that strengthen the bond between humans and dogs. His new book, The Big Book of Tricks for the Best Dog Ever (Workman), written with Larry Kay, features fundamentals, basic tricks and some advanced skills such as agility work, vaults and skateboarding. Canine star Vinny Valentino will also be on hand to put some of these lessons into practice. This demonstration will be held downstairs in our readings room and--given the nature of the demonstration today-- the author asks that attendees leave dogs at home.