Interview with dog trainer and author Joel Walton

Joel Walton

Trainer and author

Prince Frederick, Maryland

What’s the best dog toy? Kongs.

What mistake do you see owners commonly make? Not training their dogs and not getting educated about training methods.

Advice for new owners? Learn as much about the various breeds as possible and “test-drive” the dog you’re interested in before you decide to get him. And, know that positive training works.

What’s the most important cue or command to teach your dog? Sit.