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Yes, I train more than
German Shepherds are my passion just like Labradors and Goldens are
the passions of others. There are distinct differences in the way they
learn, their work ethic and their interests. I have experience in over
one hundred breeds of dogs. All of them challenge us and give back
to us in different ways.
The most important thing I have learned over the years
in dog training is that all dogs have 5 basic types of "drive".
Understanding "drive" and knowing what drives your dog has, will direct
us in our training methodology. As an example, if your dog has a
high prey "drive" to chase animals and a lower food drive, hanging a
pork chop around your neck to get your dog to come back to you once he
has begun his chase is useless. Understanding how to evaluate each
and every dog, will help us determine what is the most effective means
of training for that individual dog. Understanding you, the human
partner is the other part of that equation. Having a HUGE bag of
training tools and being able to apply it to the individual dog and
their owner is the ART of dog training and instruction.
I do not comply to only ONE methodology of training.
I use what best suits that dog and that owner. I do focus on
positive methods. I also have very strong beliefs in teaching
Leadership and confidence to the owner. "Honoring" our dogs for
who they are as pack animals is a primary focus of my
training. I hope you will join me!