In this video the dog’s owner is just learning to handle his newly trained dog
Mike Sent his dog Marcus to me for training. Marcus is a young German Shepherd and Mike enriolled him in the Board and Train program.Many people worry that if their dog is trained by someone else that they will not learn what they need to know in order to maintain the training ro that the dog will nto listen to them.While this can be true - it isnt the case here - and not with the way I do things.
I see my job here as two halves:1) Train the dog.2)Educate theo wner so that the human end of the equation understands how to maintain the training the dog has received.
Marcus is trained both on and of leash. This means that Mike can trust his dog to obey him and to be responsive with or without a leash on and that means more freedom for Marcus and more peace of mind for Mike.
Notice how Marcus keeps his eyes and focus on Mike the entire time they are working. He is present and happy to work with his person. True dog training builds teamwork and a good relationship.
The program is 3 weeks from start to stop and once complete we go through the transfer process. There is also a follow up lesson to be used whenever Mike would like to review things with me and there is unlimited lifetime support. The system is built for Mike and Marcus to be successful.
Rover is enjoying being out in the snow and having some play/training time. Some light obedience mixed with play - keeping it fun and fresh for both trainer and dog.
He is working nicely off leash after only two weeks and can go from full on play to very focused in a heartbeat - which is the essence of focus and control.
Ray is a wonderful German Shepherd who came in for training a week and a half befoe this was filmed he has great working potential and is progressing nicely in his training as you can see here in this clip where he is heeling alongside me and completely focused and engaged in his work.
Ray is not a 2 headed beast but the nature of the 360 degree filming as displayed on youtuibe will present all the angles in one flat “pancake” view which is disorienting - pls try one of the brownsers or apps to get the awesome 360 effect where you can pan and adjust the angles while you watch.
Odin was a very special case - his drive to chase cars and level of aggression when doing so was extreme.
His owners had tried to train Odin with another trainer unsuccessfully and came to Nick in desperation for a fix - helping make Odin much easier to take for a walk and transform him from a beast to a very loveable pet.See Odin’s owners Testimonial here