spent many years working during the week, then loading up & heading
out to dog shows on weekends. Met lots of interesting people &
their dogs, in alot of different locations. Put alot of miles on
my van & camper. Thru this I have a unique prespective about
dogs & how to get the best performance from them. What it
takes to have a winner. Learning how to live with several dogs at
a time, peacefully & positively.
As past member of Kokomo Love on a Leash I can help you with the test and how to get started.
Let me put my experience to work to help you with your pet.
In-home lesson plans with meetings in parks or stores or even just in
the privacy of your home. What ever works best for your
situation. Reasonable rates designed to help you help your dog
with sitting, down, jumping on people, greetings at the door.
Then into retirement I passed & became a dog trainer for both major
Pet store chains. At different times of course. From that
experience I learned that neither chain was worried about
qualifications for dog trainers. All they wanted was an employee
who said I want to be a dog trainer. NO experience required,
questionable backgrounds did NOT matter. VERY questionable.
Which is why I left the employ of both chains.
You need a dog trainer who has experience, training, and the know how
to do the job.
HIRE A PROFESSIONAL DOG TRAINER.
I do not believe in the use of pinch collars. If you use pain, are you
training or forcing your dog? It amazes me how some people send their
dogs out to be trained and then expect things to be different at
home. Training is working together so the dog understands your
rules -- working together as a team.
Why would you hire a dog trainer if they haven't proven themselves
& their methods by putting titles on their own dogs?
me for information or to set up YOUR private training class. I
offer reasonable rates on training starting at just $180 for seven
weeks of family dog training. I reserve the right to say NO or drop you
with NO refund IF your dog is aggressive towards me or attempts to bite
Clickers are included in the seven week
Canine Good Citizen, or CGC as it is commonly called, is a test for
family dogs. It represents everyday type of events, in a test
form where you can receive a title when it has been passed.
As of January 1. 2013, CGC is now an official AKC title. See the
AKC web site for exact steps in this test.
my classes I will help you with house breaking, and chewing. I
bring with me to your home different ways to solve those
problems. Then I show you different ways to accomplish all the
basic commands, sit, down, leave it, drop it, stay, come & walk on
a leash. I also, bring different distractions with me, to show
you & your pup how to handle different nosies & objects. Then
we also get to do different fun things like, shake, crawl, and over.
Since I believe in a more natural approach to things, I also give your
handouts from that point of view.
As a CGC evaluator, I am qualified to evaluate dogs for Love On A
Leash, which is a National Pet Therapy
organization. Wyatt & I are one of the local Therapy
visit nursing homes, help with reading programs at the local library,
& help with events in our area.
Contact me at StaffordPetDesign @ gmail.com. All emails will be answered.