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The Lemon Puppy

May 8

2:00 pm PT

This talk is eligible for CEUs from: CCPDT, IAABC, KPA


Due to a personal emergency Teoti Anderson will be unable to attend the live presentation during the conference, and we will therefore not be able to offer Q&A. We do apologize. As the presentation has been prerecorded we will be able to share her presentation. Thank you for your understanding.

Sometimes, a puppy just isn’t wired right. Recognizing that a puppy isn’t normal, or isn’t a good fit for the family, can be challenging and heartbreaking. Social pressures of, “it’s all about how they’re raised” and “you must go to all lengths to keep this puppy” make it worse for the pet parents and professionals who work with them. This session will take a compassionate, yet critical, look at problematic puppies. It will cover red flags that indicate a puppy may have significant issues, as well as behavior modification techniques and ways to help pet parents cope with the dream puppy that wasn’t.

Presented By:

Teoti Anderson, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP

Teoti Anderson (she/her) is the vice president of A Dog’s Best Friend, located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. A professional dog trainer for more than 26 years, she is the author of The Dog Behavior Problem Solver, DogFancy Ultimate Guide to Dog Training, Animal Planet Dogs 101 Dog Training, Puppy Care and Training, The Super Simple Guide to Housetraining, Quick & Easy Crate Training, and Your Outta Control Puppy. She also writes for Modern Dog and Happy Paws magazines, the Fear Free Happy Homes blog, and has been interviewed in Southern Living, New York Times, DogFancy, Puppies USA, Whole Dog Journal, and other national publications. She hosts a radio show, Get Pawsitive Results, on Pet Life Radio ( A popular conference speaker, she has given presentations to pet owners, humane organizations, and fellow trainers across the United States and internationally. Teoti has extensive education and experience in working with a variety of canine issues, including serious cases of fear and aggression.

Teoti served on the board of directors of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) for six years, serving as president for three years and earning the Dr. Ian Dunbar Member of the Year Award. She serves as a consultant on canine training and behavior for local and national dog rescue groups. She has been involved with pet therapy as a volunteer, evaluator, and instructor for more than 25 years, serving with two Labrador retrievers, a papillon, and one special cat.