I have been involved with the caring for and training of dogs, for as long as I can remember. I was always surrounded by dogs throughout my life, whether it be my own dogs or a stray I would tend to, I formed an ongoing respect and affinity for dogs that remains with me today.
My formal knowledge of dog training began shortly after acquiring a job at the SF SPCA in 1994. There I met Ivan Balabanov, one of the most accomplished dog trainers in the United States. I apprenticed with Ivan for 4 years and worked with him in evaluating and training the dogs at the SF SPCA and also assisting him with training at his Schutzhund dog training club. The time I spent working with Ivan proved to be invaluable. He stressed being clear, concise and fair when training. And the importance of understanding the science of learning and how it pertains to dog training. Not just knowing the how, but the why.
Since 1998 I have taken the knowledge and personal experience I got through working with Ivan to help thousands of clients build stronger bonds and to help them resolve any issues they are having with their four legged companions. From puppy preschool, basic obedience to fear and aggression related issues, I can help you with any dog related problems you maybe having with your dog.