My Training

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You have to develop
your own skills

Because there are no legitimate professional state licenses or governing bodies that oversee for Dog Trainers most trainers work under more seasoned trainers. Yes, there are some schools out there ie TX and OH that teach basic skills. But you have to develop your own skills and that takes years.

In my case I trained under John Toutloff of ABC’s of Dog Training in North Lauderdale, Florida. He has been training dogs in obedience, housebreaking and protection since 1965. He is able to take on any canine challenge. After a lot of thought he agreed to train me 1-on-1 in Florida and has taught me his proven methods. He has shown me everything I know about being a professional dog trainer. I will always grateful that he took me on. He is my mentor.

About Christina

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My undying love for dogs my whole life lead me down this path.

My first dog Sonny, a silver and black German Sheppard was the son of a junk yard guard dog my father owned. Sonny was brought home as a puppy in 1968 the same year I born. We grew up together and was my buddy. At age 7 he contracted a new, rare disease. Sonny was the second reported dog in the United States to contract this disease. It was terrible to watch him get sicker day by day with no cure. We eventually had to put him to sleep. It devastated me. I cried for days. It was the Parvo Virus and it was finally recognized in 1978.

As for dogs well they don’t chose us, we chose them. When purchasing or adopting a dog the new owner says they will “commit” to this dog forever. But then something happens…the dog get bigger, becomes “too much work”, the owners have to move, a baby is born. Now the dog is a “problem.” They have to as many say “get rid of it.” But is it? No, of course not. Dogs get “dumped” at the pound, given away on Craigslist (some unknowingly become BAIT DOGS for fighting dogs) or let loose in another neighborhood and that is how the owner decides to solve their “problem.” How terrible! How inhumane!
Dogs facing euthanasia that have been labeled to have “Behavior Issues” by the families who no longer want them is very troubling to me. Unless they have a mental illness ie Cocker Rage (very few canines have this) I truly believe all dogs can be trained or rehabilitated. So, that is another reason why becoming a trainer was so important. So I can help those families keep their dogs. However, the trainer, setting and tactics must be right for it to happen.

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