POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT DOG TRAINER
Ever since I can remember I’ve been around dogs. As a youngster I even took one of my dogs to a trainer. In those days training was a bit rough on the dog so we lasted only one lesson - I couldn't put my dog through that again!
As most children do, I empathized with my dog and soon figured out I could get my dog to do things for food. In those days there was no such thing as dog treats.
What I was doing, I found out in later years, was the basis for what I do today - Positive Reinforcement Dog Training.
So how did I get into dog training? Well that was because of a dog that needed help so I enlisted in a dog training program with a wonderful trainer. In time she asked if I would like to learn about becoming a dog trainer and I jumped at the chance.
It was like taking me back to my childhood. I’ve always loved dogs, which has sometimes gotten me into trouble at home, especially when I would see a stray dog and take it home, but that’s another story.
Now I’m a Positive Reinforcement Dog Trainer - which is a posh way of saying, a big kid with a bag of treats and a dog. My dream come true!
What any human and a dog can achieve is only possible within a relationship.
There is much more to dogs than just instinct. Dogs have emotions not unlike our own. Knowing what we now know, we cannot ignore that the dog has feelings, too.
So when training a dog they should always be happy to learn rather than the old way of making them sorry they didn’t.
My job is not simply to train your dog but to help you understand each other, to enjoy each other’s company, to increase the bond you have and to help you build the relationship you both deserve.
My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am.
SOME OF THE DOGS I'VE HELPED OR AM HELPING
An abandoned hunting dog with a fear of humans - especially men.
Considered unadoptable, I helped Francois regain his confidence, conquer his fear and become a wonderful family pet.
This young lady was found living in a cardboard box with her 8 young puppies,
She was successfully rehomed to the UK, but shortly afterwards her new Mum became concerned about a few behavioural issues which were born out of her traumatic early life.
Lucy is an extremely traumatised dog abandoned in Cyprus.
Her fear of humans is extreme but we are slowly making progress together and I hope that one day she will be able to enjoy a loving home of her own.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
"Eddie is gaining in confidence every day thanks to David's coaching of us both"