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 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.