Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. I get a lot of clients who have tried other "trainers" and still have issues unhandled. I am sometimes the 3rd or even 4th profesional called in. I deal with severe aggression towards people or animals. I also deal with basic puppy stuff and everything in between. In 99.99% of the cases I have worked, I only needed 1 session withthe client and their dogs.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. make sure that you understand the methods and the expected redults. Meet the person. Have your dog meet the person. Trust your inner (gut) feeling. Don't go by price. Understand that conditioned behavior is not the same as instinctual behavior. understand that your dog's instinct wii over ride conditioned commands. I work with dogs at the instinctual level. This is how I get FAST results that LAST.
Ask the person if they know how to get and keep your dog balanced. Have them explain.
Ask them if you can meet their pack. See how they are. Would you like you dog to act like their dogs?
See if they are using shock collars, choke chains, prong collars, head halters or treats. If they are using these with their own dogs, ask yourself WHY. None of these "tools" are natural to a dog nor are they needed if you are working WITH the natural instincts of your dog.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Every dog is a dog. I understand dogs. I apply dog psychology to dogs, not human psychology. That's why I know that I can handle any dog. Additionally, every dog is different. this is where experience comes in. I have worked with over 2,500 dogs (one on one, not in "classes") and I have observed thousands more.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. Ask him if he uses choke collars, shock collars, head halters, prong collars, spray bottles, hitting, yelling, hanging (yes some still hang the dogs they are "training") food deprivation, caging, etc. do they use treats for training? If they do ask they why.
I do none of the above so I would only assume that they are not skilled enough to work with out pain, fear, bribery.
If you love your dogs, how would you like to see him treated?
Most of what I teach is in fact silent, no commands.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I am the only dog trainer/behaviorist in florida that works the way I do. No harsh treatment. No shock collars, to treats, no clickers, no chole chains, no head halters.
I use instinct. The natural canine instinct plus energy & body language to work with dogs.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. Dogs are my passion. I love helping people with their dogs and thus restoring harmony to their home. I love it when I see dogs getting balanced. I love it when I get dogs out of cages. I learn something from every dog that I meet.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. How can you help us in just 1 session?
I show you that your dog is fine and can do what you expect from him. I have you do it too so that you are convinced that it's possible. Then i show you how to get & keep your dog BALANCED. I also show you exactly how to establish the correct heiarchy; humans in the home #1 and all dogs #2.
Then I am on call for you by phone or email for the life of your dog. Once you know my methods, I can easily guide you years into the future at no additional cost to you.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. I can handle any dog. I get the people to change how they behave with their dogs and then the dogs change their behavior. Most "trainers" change or "shape" dog's behavior with conditioning; shock collars, clickers, treats, praise etc. This is not the same as changing your behavior so that your dog will change naturally. I do not yell at dogs. I do not hit or shock dogs. I do not treat dogs for "training" purposes. It is not neccessary. A :trainer" that does these things, doesn't know how to handle dogs. By the way, I do give dogs treats because i love them.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. Dogs are my passion. most people including most "trainers", don't REALLY understand dogs. they may love dogs, but it's obvious from their methods that they don't fully understand them. I saw many dogs, who where being neglected, bannished to the back yard or a cage, even killed because the "training" didn't work. I knew that I could help. Now I am. I have save hundreds of dogs.
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. My fees are simple. I have a fee for a Full Spectrum Handling session in your home (all you will ever need, 1 session in your home).
I have a fee for a Jump Start Session at my home (shorter & cheaper but it will get you on the RIGHT track).
I have a fee for phone consultations for people who live in other states or countries. (Phone session are FREE for the life of your dog if we do a session in your home).