StanFÜR’D - Dog University.
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Was really good, my dog was very responsive to his method of training. Will definitely keep going to him!Jul 6, 2020Verified
We thought we knew about dog training since we had a dog for nine years in the past but after hiring George we realized that this is not the case. George knows his stuff!! Everything he says makes a lot of sense. Thanks George for helping us Thor. We are learning so much every time we meet.Jul 18, 2020Verified
George was very helpful and informative. I feel like he provided a lot of tools to help with training and also for understanding what the dogs may be trying to tell me. I look forward to checking in with him again once I’ve employed some of the training we discussed.Feb 7, 2018Verified
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
- 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.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?Jorge Mendiola found his way into competition obedience in 2005 through a close friend. He admired the precision and camaraderie that they demonstrated in the ring. He, therefore, began training his first obedience dog, Mandy. The pursuit became a lifelong obsession and eventually a profession. I clearly remember watching OTCH Himark Jackson, a black and white sheltie competing. Handler and canine partner were in complete unison. Every exercise was done perfectly and without skipping a beat. When the awards were given they received a blue ribbon and something along the lines of a 200 overall score. At the time I didn’t know what that all meant… After almost 10 years in the sport, 30 Otch points under my belt with my novice dog, and many high in trial scores only a decimal point away from a few 200s , I may say that I now understand all the hard work and discipline that goes into training a dog to perform to the that high level of accuracy. “..My goal while competing with my dogs is to show the most enjoyment and highest level of teamwork. We often get carried away by drills and exercise that we often lose sight of what really matters, the collaboration between dog and owner. A dog won’t perform its best for you simply because you purchased it. The exuberance with which a dog performs an exercise demonstrates the strength of the partnership developed between the two. This is built over time with patience, love, and understanding.” My love for dogs has taken me through different paths. Through all of them I have learned and experienced new adventures, met new people, and broadened my knowledge with each passing day. However, the best adventure of my life is when I step In the obedience ring with my dogs and I get to show everyone the amazing relationship that has grown between me and those bright brown eyes looking up at me and the wet nose of my golden retriever, or current trailing dog at the time, nudging my hand. I wouldn’t trade that for the world.
- 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