Let me start this off by stating that while I do work in the video business and we use social media at work I am writing this as a dog trainer and my personal social media usage.
I’ve been training dogs in some fashion since the mid-1960’s. I didn’t know that’s what I was doing at the time, for me it was just learning how to communicate with my best friend, the family dog. What I really wanted was a horse but since my parents couldn’t get one for me, I decided to train our Doberman to be a horse. I didn’t teach her to heel, I taught her to walk behind me on a lead and I made all kinds of saddlebags and harnesses for her and we spent many hours out tromping through the woods and swamps. She was an amazing dog and put up with a lot from 7 year old me.