Since 2000 I have been detected to all forms of dog training. My list of accomplishment includes: Running a working ranch for an Australian Shepherd Breeder, developing and managing the behavior department of the local humane society, training and competing with dogs in agility, conformation, obedience, rally-o, weight pull, nosework, mondioring, and lure coursing, and helping thousands of people and dogs live better lives together.
Continuing Education is very important in this field. I have traveled several times to New York to work with world renown behaviorist Sue Sternberg of There I was certified in the program. The goal is to make dogs in the shelter more adoptable as well as provide them with daily mental stimulation through training. I was also certified in the program, that keeps dogs out of the shelter by providing behavioral and medical assistance to the community. I also became a part of the program that helps intercity kids keep out of dog fighting and give them an outlet to “show off” their dogs while using positive reinforcement training and fostering a community bond. In the program I excelled in the ability to match dogs and people together to make life long matches. In addition I am certified with the Humane Society of the United States in the program and have attended countless workshops and seminars with , , and to name a few. Recently I was one of five people that got to work with international competitor and trainer when he came to the US. I have also had the pleasure of working quite a bit with beginning around 2009. He is not only a internationally sought after trainer but was a huge contributors to helping motivational training methods enter the dog sport world. His offers a wide variety of classes all of which I have attended.
and travel to Santa Rosa every few weeks to teach other trainers about the wonderful sport of Nosework. Nosework has become a big part of my training programs and I am a Certifying Official Judge for the United Kennel Club program.
Since I don’t offer or believe in cookie cutter dog training, I can’t tell you over the phone or on this website what I would recommend for your dog. No ethical dog trainer will be able to do that. My training philosophy is based on science with a foundation in motivation methods. Jump into training with a or book a and allow me to meet you and your dog in order to give you detail as to what kind of training plan I would put together.