Podcast Episode 217: More Canine Conversations, Less Arguments: Chelsea Nelson of Canine Curiosity

On this episode, I’m sharing a conversation with dog trainer Chelsea Nelson. What we talked about is the importance of being able to have conversation in the dog space. A canine conversation that isn’t an argument and isn’t about proving who is right and who is wrong. Instead, we need to focus on how we can help pets in the best way we know how.

Chelsea and I have an assignment for everyone listening today: Think about something you don’t specialize in but that you get asked about all the time. Can you think of something? Now go find someone who does that thing and reach out to them to say hi. That’s it. You don’t need to form an official partnership or even do anything together. Just say hi, introduce yourself and try to get to know them better.

If we can do this in the dog community, maybe this spirit of conversation without judgment can spread to all other areas of our society.

Start a Conversation about Dog Training, Not an Argument

From an early age Chelsea Nelson knew she wanted to work with dogs. Every dog in her life strengthened her love of animals and provided her the path to start a career involving dogs. After adopting her dog Aussie in 2015 her love for training was born. Since then she has never stopped learning about dog behavior through attending seminars and webinars to provide the best for her clients. With her dog training business Canine Curiosity, Chelsea specializes in leash reactivity and enrichment.


  • Why Chelsea decided to focus on training reactive dogs
  • The process of being a dog trainer
  • How to deal with online negativity
  • Solving negativity among the dog training community




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