I began working with dogs right out of college. I started working with Canine Companies over 16 years ago, because I loved the idea of doing hard work, being outside, and keeping dogs safe in their yards. Throughout those many years, I have personally trained thousands of dogs and I have seen the need in households for a better understanding between dogs and their owners. A dog’s mental health is just as important as it’s physical health, and good structure is the surest way to improve the mental stability and comprehension of your dog.
The thing I enjoy most about dog training is helping the client to develop a better relationship and clearer communication with their dog. I love seeing the light bulb go on when a client has a breakthrough in behavior with their dog, due to their own diligence in working together with their pet.
If I could be any breed of dog, I would choose to be an Italian Greyhound! Everyone I have ever met has had a warm, snuggly sweater on, is usually in the lap of a loving owner, or at least in a comfy, snuggly bed, and is surrounded by toys and lavished with treats to his heart’s content! They are active and intelligent, and have a big dog personality, yet they are coddled and spoiled and loved like the little dog they are- sounds nice!
If I could be any breed of dog, I would be a Labrador retriever. I would love to eat, swim, and chase Squirrels all day. That, plus I think a Lab fits my personality which is athletic, loving, and a little silly.
What is it about dog training that interests you most? Dogs listen better than people, and are often more fun to be around. I also love that I can have a positive impact on the relationship between clients and their pets.
I think the reason that I moved into the dog field is that I have always loved dogs and when I was young I wanted to be a Veterinarian. One summer while interning in a vets office, I found out that I do not like the sight of blood, after watching a surgery. Training dogs was another way for me to work with dogs and still improve their quality of life.
My love of dogs attracted me to the Canine Companies when I was working through college.
I love training dogs because each one is completely different from the other in their appearance, behaviors and learning styles. Every dog I have ever worked with has taught me something; even the crazy ones make me love what I do more every day!
If I could be any breed of dog, I would be a Border collie. I feel I am very similar in personality; I'm always thinking, constantly busy and analyzing everything! Also I would like to think that I am half as intelligent.
I began working with dogs because I wanted a job that I would enjoy more than anything, and now I don’t even consider this a job - it’s fun!
What I like most about dog training is helping to create a stronger bond between an owner and their dog. It is extremely rewarding working with a client to help them train their dog.
Being asked what breed of dog I would be and why, is a hard question for me to answer. I grew up with a German Shepard and then a Doberman Pinscher, with loving memories of each. You can say I'm fond of them both. However being married and having dogs of my own, one being Australian Shepard mixed with Border Collie and the other being Akita mixed w Chow sure does keep things interesting. With all that said though, I would have to say I would be a Mixed breed. Not knowing exactly what you have you can say you have a UNIQUE ONE OF A KIND. And that's me.
I took an interest in dogs at a young age, when I met my friend’s dog Taco. She was the first dog that I interacted with and from there I befriended all of the other dogs in the neighborhood. I went on to work with animals on a small farm while in college. Being around animals always felt natural to me and dogs are my favorite animals which is why I choose to be a dog trainer.
What interests me most about training dogs is the challenge that each dog presents. No two dogs are alike and this keeps me on my feet and keeps dog training interesting. Overall, I like shaping a dogs behavior through training to help make a happier dog and owner.
If I could be any breed of dog, I would choose to be a Golden Retriever. I am very active and I love to play in the outdoors. The Golden breed matches my human personality perfectly.
I started working with dogs when I was still in college. I had a college friend that worked for Invisible Fence and he was looking for someone who enjoyed working with dogs. Right then I knew I would always be working with dogs.
What keeps me coming back for more is I enjoy working with people and their pets! I enjoy seeing the looks on client’s faces when were done, it is priceless. They have confidence and now understanding of how to work with their dog!!
If I could be any kind of dog? Wow to just pick one, it is hard but I would be an Anatolian Shepard. They have some great qualities; loyal and great with kids.
I have always been around animals. Coming home to the companionship and fun times associated with their distinct personalities is a real thrill. I come from a teaching and coaching background, so for me to coach dogs and their adoring owners was an obvious direction for me to go in.
When teaching owners and their dogs it is great to see the owner "get it". Even more rewarding is when their dog understands what their owner is communicating with them, it is great! Like in sports, while scoring a goal, or hitting a home run; you get a feeling of satisfaction knowing you are accomplishing your goals. I truly enjoy helping owners learn how to teach their pups how to be successful and positive members of their pack.
If I could be any breed of dog I think I'd be a Golden Retriever and Cane Corso mix I would be reliable, fun, loyal, protective, big and goofy all rolled up into one.
I started working with dog’s right out of high school. It began as a part time job but my love for dogs grew and I had to find a way to work with dog’s every day! Working with Canine Company is always exciting.
There is always a new dog that needs to be trained, or a client that needs help. Best part about working at Canine Company is I have the ability to find solutions for frustrated clients. I am able to help make relationships between clients and their dogs better through the many different services we offer.
My favorite dog is a Cocker Spaniel. They are so beautiful, have great hair and are spoiled! Who doesn't love that? Their long luscious hair is usually blowing in the wind, while they are looking so regal at the same time!!
Ever since I can remember, I've been in the company of dogs. I caught the dog training bug at age 12 when I joined a 4H junior handler’s dog club with my dog at the time, a Sheltie named Sunny. Together we competed in obedience trials and he taught me just how smart a dog can be. A few blue ribbons later and pictures in the local newspaper, and I was hooked! In my late teens I became a volunteer at a wolf educational and research facility called Wolf Hollow. I have been there for 16 years.
Working with dogs is more fun than I can put into words. Every dog is different and so are their owners. I thoroughly enjoy teaching both the client and their dog. Far too many pets end up in shelters for fixable behavioral issues and knowing I can lower that number makes me happy.
If I could be any dog breed, it would have to be a Doberman Pinscher. Having grown up with them, I know just how loyal and loving they are. Not to mention brains AND beauty...now that's a total package!
I began working for Canine Company shortly after training my Siberian Husky to his Invisible Fence. I loved the idea that any breed of dog could be free and safe in their yards. Eight years later I have trained thousands of dogs, all shapes and sizes.
One of the many things I love about dog training is giving dog owners the tools and knowledge on how to communicate with their dog and form a lifelong bond. The end result is a happier, healthier, well behaved pet and a better, more confident dog owner.
If I could be any breed of dog I would want to be my Shiba Inu, Judo. He is adorable, friendly and he looks like a fox. His days consist of deciding which one of the kid’s beds to nap on during the day and eating, playing and cuddling on the couch watching sports at night. Sounds like a great life to me.
I started working with dogs when I was just 10 years old. Starting a rescue group was the best decision I ever made, and it created who I am today. I knew from that moment on I never wanted to live a day without a dog. Every day I prove that a dog from the shelter can learn to have manners at any age.
I enjoy keeping dogs in their forever homes! Having a well-trained, and happy dog is a great way to keep a companion for life. I watch dogs being turned into shelters everyday, and know that if we were in that home to help, that dog would have been a great family member. Knowing a family pet will stay a forever pet keeps me smiling every day.
If I could be any breed of dog I would be a mix that no one could actually tell what I I was mixed with. These mixes seem to get the best traits out of every breed. Mixes seem to adapt into any environment and they have a lot less health issues than any other breed!