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My dog has been doing wonderful from her training. Thanks HowardJul 14, 2017Verified
This was a wonderful experience. We rescued a 2 year old Belgian Malinois. Being historically small dog parents, we really had no idea where to start to train this new family member, who had picked up some bad behavior. Howard successfully trained the whole family pack! He went above and beyond the outline to personalized the experience. He is a truly talented trainer and an exceptional person to work with. He comes with our highest recommendation!May 19, 2017Verified
We had to speed through our 8 week training because my daughter was taking Shelby back to college. Howard explained everything and it was a lot of homework. But Shelby breezed through it. She is a totally different dog. I would highly recommend CTC. Howard and his team are the best.Jan 3, 2017Verified
Howard Day the owner and trainer is awesome! He gives you a worksheet of commands each week for you to train your dog before he returns the following week to check yours and your dog's progress. If you want a well trained dog give Canine Training a call, you won't be sorry. Sincerely, JudyMar 10, 2017Verified
Howard is an excellent dog trainer! His extensive knowledge and expertise in training dogs is very evident. Learning the "Alpha" way definitely helped me reevaluate how I interacted with my dogs and that there were some things I was doing that was contributing to their bad behavior. Howard is not just training your dog, he is really training owners on how to communicate effectively with their dogs. By giving us the power to train, we are able to continue to effectively maintain and extend the correct dog and Alpha communication. And even apply it to new pets! I would definitely recommend dog owners see Howard for training their pets!Nov 7, 2016Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?We offer basic, intermediate, and advanced obedience courses - both private, one-on-one lessons and group courses. CTC also offers speciality programs such as Puppy Selection Assistance, Puppy Kindergarten, agility and Rally-O courses. Please contact us for program costs.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Once contacted, our programs generally start with a "humans only" session. We take this opportunity to review the training materials, demonstrate some of the training equipment, and discuss specific issues that a client may need addressed. During each scheduled session, we review previously taught skills and introduce a new one. At the end of each program there is a "Final Exam." Throughout each program, we teach handlers to become "Alphas" - the leader of their family pack! Once we teach them to speak "dog" - the relationship takes off!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?As the Owner and Training Director, I bring over 20 years of experience working with professional working dogs - police K9s, search & rescue, and service/companion dogs. As an experienced Handler, I attended a year-long internship under Paul Bouchard, Animal Behavioral Services (Orlando, FL) to become a Behaviorist & Trainer. This internship required working a canine from Puppy Kindergarten through advanced off-leash obedience courses. Our Master Trainer specialized in service/companion and guide dog work, so I had the opportunity to work with special needs clientele who depended on their canine partners every day! Our foster families worked with the puppies through initial "imprinting" and then we began specialized, individual training to meet the needs of each client. Over time, I became the Assistant Director of Training for ABS Guide Dogs. As part of the internship coursework, I trained two search & rescue dogs from basic scent discrimination through long distance, aged tracks of multiple subjects. My dogs and I then volunteered with the Central Florida K-9 Search and Rescue Team for several years, serving as a Team Lead and Trainer. Over the years, I've trained with Schutzhund clubs, consulted for law enforcement canine units, taught Canine Good Citizen programs, run Rally-O and agility courses, and helped hundreds of pet owners with canine challenges!