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Geroge is incredibly amazing! He knows everything about dog. My dog Harry is a very shy toy poodle. He always barks at neighbors’s dogs and even try to bite them. The behavior got improved right after the first class not perfect but definitely good enough for me and Harry. We have a lot of homework after class. Geroge also helps us to solve questions via text message. I also appreciate Geroge is willing to teach Harry after I call a day off. Most trainers can’t match my schedule. I’m so happy to find an expert to teach Harry!! Lucky us:)Apr 9, 2018Verified
George taught us so much about handling our border collie! He clearly knows dogs very well, and he can read their every move. He had very effective, balanced approaches to handling our pup's bad behaviors. And he had us actively working with our dog most of the time, so we learned how to properly train him even when George isn't around. I'm so thankful we found George!Apr 5, 2018Verified
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- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Dog training is a practical skill honed through through the years. While a certification is great nothing can beat real life experience and hands on. Needless to say, I have worked for Petsmart for many years as a lead training for multiple store, also became k9 CPR certified, I am a graduate from penn foster dog training program, a Bach flower essence graduate. I am one of the very few trainers in California that actively competes in akc competitive obedience, I believe that can speak better than a piece of paper and a signature. Being nationally ranked and invited to the prestigious Eukanuba dog show in Orlando many times, our training style and success can speak for itself. Our training style is that of a balanced trainers, we use all four quadrants of dog training and adjust our style to accommodate each client's needs.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Make sure you do some research on training methods (such as clicker training, compulsion training, dominance theory, basic learning psychology) and the tools used by each. Make sure you get your information from a reputable source, someone with a PhD in animal behavior or from a veterinary behavior source because there is a lot of misinformation out there. Then ask prospective trainers what tools they use. What what kind of limitations and/or results have they had with such a tools; extremist methodologies are never productive in dog training, we are training a thinking individual with feelings and motivations, training and approaches should be tailored to each individual