On a beautiful late spring afternoon, 18 years ago, three young dog enthusiasts graduated from high school. They were very much alike, these three young men.
All had been better than average students, all were personable and all – as young graduates are – were filled with ambitious dreams for the future working with their passion… Dogs.
All three were happily married. All had two children. And all, it turned out, had gone to work in the same industry, of dog training, and were still there.
But there was a difference. One of the men was a trainer in a small department of a pet store chain. He worked mostly with treats and often turned away difficult aggression cases or requests for specialized training. He was a dog lover and refused to inflict pain on a dog, even if it meant turning his back on that dog.
The other had been known to be very rough, “old school”, and some say abusive with the dogs. He mostly worked behind closed doors, and some of the dogs that were turned away at the pet store ended up with him. Despite the fact that he was very rough, he considered himself also a dog lover and refused to turn his back on a dog even it meant inflicting pain to train or save the life of that dog.
Yet, the third trainer had followers all over the world. He managed to teach advanced training for all dogs, welcomed all aggression cases, and managed to do this without using harsh corrections or intimidation. He refused to turn his back on a dog and also would not resort to being abusive. If he couldn’t find a way… he made a way. He was very sucessful in his field.
Have you ever wondered, as I have, what makes this kind of difference in people’s lives? It isn’t always a native intelligence or talent or dedication. It isn’t that one person wants success or to make strides in dog training and the other doesn’t.
It’s not that one trainer is a more humane person than the other. As a person’s opinion of what a humane choice for the dog is may differ.
And that is why I am writing to you and to people like you about SelfHelpDogTraining.com. For that is the whole purpose of this website: To give its users knowledge – knowledge that they can apply to any dog training situation.
You see, SelfHelpDogTraining.com is a unique website. It’s the world’s only source for instruction on “foundation style” dog training. You can’t find this style at a University, in a book, or in its complete format anywhere else on the World Wide Web. This is a systematic approach to use as a compass in ANY dog behavior problem or dog training plan. It is the preferred style of a growing number of successful modern dog trainers.
Additionally, the website’s pages are monitored and updated weekly to reflect the most current changes and additions to the dog training standard. Also, information of interest and significance to dog-minded people, and those with a special interest in dog rescue are posted on the site and delivered to you. Not just obedience and behavior problems, but anything and everything in the whole, fast-moving world of the dog training and dog rescue industry…