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My GSD x Siberian Husky

Frequently Asked Questions

What Dog Breeds Do I Work With?

All breeds

Do I work with Puppies, Adult Dogs, Older Dogs?

All Ages

  • Puppies from of 8 to 12 weeks of age and up
  • Teenage dogs
  • Adult dogs
  • Senior Dogs

Do I work with Hearing and Sight Impaired, and otherwise Physically Challenged Dogs?

Yes, I do. The techniques I use to communicate and direct are naturally suited to, and understood by physically challenged dogs.

Do I Charge Additional Fees for Working with More Than One Dog in a Household?

No I don’t. I live with my own pack of eleven dogs, various breeds and ages – ranging in size from very small (four pounds) to my larger dogs – German Shepherds, my Pit Bull, etc. Providing guidance to multiple dogs is what I do naturally – this is my normal. Whether you have one dog, two, three, four, five, six, seven, etc. dogs in your home – the cost of a session is the same.

What Training Methods Do I Use

I use my own methods based on natural wisdom – you can read a little about my methods and philosophy here

I DO NOT use…

  1. PR+ training and its associated treat-rewards and voice-rewards
    • Because a well adjusted dog capable of providing leadership to other dogs…
      • Does NOT give another dog  ‘treats’ and ‘rewards’
      • The well adjusted dog DOES employs natural wisdom
  2. Dominance training and the ‘Alpha’ thing
    1. Because a well adjusted dog capable of providing leadership to other dogs…
      • Does NOT employ dominance and force
      • The well adjusted dog DOES employs natural wisdom
  3. Science-based training
    • Because a well adjusted dog capable of providing leadership to other dogs…
      • Does not study science to instruct and mentor another dog
      • The well adjusted dog DOES employs natural wisdom

What Training Gear Do I Use?

I use…

  1. A simple standard leash
  2. A simple standard martingale collar
  3. For tea-cup dogs a simple wrap style harness (not a collar)
  4. A soft leather muzzle

I DO NOT use…

  • Choke collars
  • E-Collars – electric shock collars
  • Pinch collars – prong collars
  • Spray collars
  • Pheromone collars
  • Haltis
  • Easy Walker Harnesses
  • Chain bags
  • Cans filled with nose making materials
  • etc.

Do I Offer a Guarantee?

The guarantee is you – by adhering to and employing what I teach you . My methods are based on natural wisdom and are proven to work  –  it’s not magic, it is pure and simple  logic based on natural wisdom and my life – working and living with dogs.

My Australian Shepherd 'Tasha'