I can't imagine anything more fun and rewarding than spending the rest of my life around dogs. Seeing the unconditional devotion they give to their owners and the appreciation from their owners to me, for showing them the way to a better life with their companions, is beyond explanation.
What began with my learing to train my own dogs, to a hobby of helping friends and neighbors, to a full fledged career has kept me busy for the last 20 years.
Acredited Professional Dog Trainer
I enjoy seeing the bond between dog and parent grow and the knowledge that this dog will be staying put in this house.
I am an American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) trainer and evaluator. Also certified by PetSmart for their class training.
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Very thorough and patient and genuinely cares about our dog
He has such a way with animals, it's no wonder my dog learned so easily. Really positive experience.
Very detailed, always makes sure the dog and owner get the command or aspect of training right before proceeding. Always available through phone whenever needed and easily reschedules whenever we can’t make it. Amazing trainer.
He listened to our problems and came up with solutions for everything. He’s patient, consistent, and professional. We have signed up for our 2nd level of training with Mark
Phone evaluation free of charge. We go from there.
Originally self-taught. Viewed hundreds of videos from professional trainers and read many books on training. Work mostly with the philosophy of Positive Reinforcement Training.
Accredited through the PetSmart training program. Have taught many different breeds of dogs over the last couple of years in their classroom setting.
$100 per lesson
Training my own dogs. Then helping friends and neighbors train theirs. Was an avocation for years which turned into a vocation.
All kinds of people with all kinds of dogs.
Work I did in a shelter with a 100 lb lab. Would not listen to anyone. Pulled on leash, bounced around in his kennel and had bad food resource guarding issues. I got him out and walking on a leash and fixed his food guarding issues.
Talk with them and get a feel about them.
Decide what they want out of their dog.