Interview with dog trainer Rhonda Monks

Rhonda Monks
Sturtevant, Wisconsin

What’s the best dog toy? Kongs.

What mistake do you see owners commonly make? Not being consistent with rules and expectations and not starting training early enough. It should begin right away.

Advice for new owners? Don’t be afraid of crate training. And don’t be afraid to use a drag line so that you can monitor your pup when you’re in the house together.

What’s your favorite breed or breed mix? I’m partial to Shepherds and Husky mixes.