"One of the many questions I am often asked in my training seminars is "What is your method of training?" Although it's a very good question, I often find myself explaining that there is no "method" to my training because each client and case is done on an individual basis. How I train your dog may be completely different than the way I train your neighbor's dog to do the exact same thing. Because I have so many different methods and backgrounds to choose from and because no dog and human are alike, I set out to accomplish specific goals and build a healthy human and dog relationship catered exclusively for you and your best friend.
I use the term "training" to cover a variety of topics throughout my private and group sessions. In comparison to other trainers, I focus on the fact that you will receive an education that extends beyond traditional training and dog behavior. You will learn to live with your dog in peace and harmony with nature. This education embraces the importance of emotional balance (yes, dogs have emotions too), physical strength, health, vitality and the art of mastering leadership.
Through this journey, I will guide you to climb to the top of the Dog pack. I will show you how to help your dog conquer and reduce their fears and find solutions to your everyday problems. You will learn how to face aggression head-on to give you the power and courage to begin a new life with your pet. You will also learn how to influence good behaviors. We will discuss your dog's history, environment and goals that you want to achieve. Much of what I do is communicate these needs between owner and dog. I am an educator, consoler, therapist, friend, doggie life-coach and sometimes protector. I am not your average dog trainer or behaviorist.
As we proceed, you will see there are no short cuts to my training. That's the primary reason why I have such a high success rate. My philosophy is based on years of studying animal and human psychology; Western philosophy, competing in obedience and Schutzhund, training working dogs for celebrities, international security firms and private instruction from internationally known judges, authors, trainers and behaviorists. I continue to expand my credentials through seminars, conferences and references while applying the years of experience I've gained from my coaches and three generations of showing and training dogs. The ones that have taught me the most however are the dogs themselves as I spend a majority of my time observing and watching how I can better understand them as they've understood me.
I am a believer in praise, exercise and play for a job well done. Your trust in me and your pet matters greatly. In every case, the dog's health and well-being come first. I believe in honesty, integrity and the overall well-being of you and your pet. For instance, if your dog only gets out of the house to see the vet, we will incorporate an exercise routine. If your beloved pooch is chained to a fence and you're wondering why he's become aggressive, expect to put the chain in the trashcan. This can go the other way too – if on our first session there's a Standard Poodle walking on your kitchen counter, you are going to get the Poodle down. If you put in the effort, so will I. I've been known to stay longer just to help resolve a problem in my private sessions. Give me fifteen minutes of practice a day and I will give you a lifetime worth of dog education. If you and your best friend want the best, you've come to the right place. Prepare for an exciting journey into the mind of your dog…