• About Me

  • I appreciate you visiting my website. I wanted to give you a little background on how I got started doing this.

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    I became interested in dog behavior when I was about 12 years old. My family had always had dogs and they were, for the most part, well behaved. In my teens, I was drawn to the larger, more powerful breeds like: Shepherds, Dobermans, and Rottweilers. In the early 1970’s, when I turned 18, I bought an AKC registered Doberman pup that was just 10 weeks old and named him Kilo. (Hey, it was the 70’s remember?) I had heard of a trainer just outside of Rochester, New York, who was said to be the best around at that time. She was a six-foot tall, red-haired German lady who walked and spoke like a Gestapo Colonel. When I arrived at her training facility for the first time, I got out of my car and was leaning against the trunk with my 6 month old puppy with freshly cropped ears. Her house was about 50 yards from the training area. The screen door opened, out rushed four BIG dogs, and they were coming straight for me. I froze. When they were about 10 feet away, she yelled something in German. The two Shepherds circled my car to the left, and the two Dobermans to the right. They came together in front of me and sat down to wait for their master. Right then, I knew this was the person I wanted to teach me how to train my dog.  We began training immediately. That summer, I learned much of what I still use today to train and rehabilitate dogs. The following year, I added a female Shepherd named Star to my pack. I joined a Schutzhund club in Orlando and began training with them. Schutzhund is a sport that combines tracking, obedience, and attack training using both verbal and hand commands. I was usually the guy wearing the padded suit getting bitten. Although I still have great affection for the large breed dogs, my heart was stolen by a 14 month old, 15-pound Havanese several years ago named Indie. She was in danger of being euthanized because of a persistent problem with dog aggression. I adopted her and am happy to say that she is a happy 13-year old and spends her days doing a lot of sleeping.

    For over 30 years, I have worked with all different breeds to rehabilitate behavior and obedience issues. Also, and even more importantly, trained the humans to communicate in a language the dog understands. A happy dog is one who learns structure, discipline, boundaries and has a strong, consistent and loving human pack leader.

    The screen door opened, out rushed four BIG dogs, and they were coming straight for me. I froze. When they were about 10 feet away, she yelled something in German. The two Shepherds circled my car to the left, and the two Dobermans circled to the right. They came together in front of me and sat down to wait for their master. Right then, I knew this was the person I wanted to teach me how to train my dog (preferably in English). When Kilo reached 6 months old, we began training. That summer, I learned much of what I still use today to train and rehabilitate dogs. The following year, I added a female Doberman named Star and a German Shepherd named Turk to my pack. I joined a Schutzhund club in Central Florida and began training with them. Schutzhund is a sport that combines tracking, obedience, and attack training using both verbal and hand commands. 

  • I was usually the guy wearing the padded suit getting bitten. Although I still have great affection for the large breed dogs, my heart was stolen by a 13-pound black Havanese several years ago named Indie.  (See photo)  She was in danger of being euthanized because of a persistent problem with dog aggression. I adopted her and am happy to say that she is a happy 14-year old now and walks side-by-side with other dogs every day as a part of my training team pack.

  • For over 30 years, I have worked with all different breeds to rehabilitate behavior and obedience issues. Also, and even more importantly, trained the humans to communicate in a language the dog understands. A happy dog is one who learns structure, discipline, boundaries and has a strong, consistent and loving human pack leader.