Who am I?
Hi, this is Richard. I grew up with our family dog since I was 6. It was a Yorkie mix named Po. That dog disappeared one day because my father said it was "too naughty". In 1989, I had my own personal dog, a Maltese. I told myself to train this dog from day one to make sure what happened to Po would never happen again.
In 1990, a show breeder saw how I trained my dog and offered me one of his puppies to train and handle. I had my first Best in Show in 1991 with this puppy. I was then given another dog by a breeder I met during a dog show to train for obedience competitions, which I won shortly after.
This is how I started my dog training journey.
What is my training philosophy?
Developing undivided engagement and nurturing a mutually respectful relationship are the cornerstone of clear communication with each and every dog that I have had the pleasure to work with.
I believe in being as gentle as possible and as assertive as is required to motivate each dog effectively. My objective is for each and every dog to become reliable in the real world surrounded by real distractions.
I train with verbal markers and reward (food/praise/affection), pet convincer, prong collar, slip lead, and remote collar from ecollar technology.
What do I have to offer?
My company is called Perfect Companion because I firmly believe that all dogs can be taught to behave like a perfect companion.
Do not give up if your dog lunges, barks, and growls at other dogs and people on the walk, chews everything in sight and barks non-stop after you are gone, will not stop dragging you down the road, jumps and barks at your guests...etc.
I have met owners who cannot invite any guest over, cannot take their dogs to any public places, cannot leave their dogs alone in a car for any length of time. I have seen dry wall being chewed through, entire bedroom being ripped apart, back seat being shredded into pieces, floor with a giant hole dug in the middle. I have met dogs who will constantly attack other dogs unprovoked, and worked with many who have bitten their family members as well as strangers fiercely resulting in very serious injuries.
Good news is I have also seen thousands of these dogs transformed right in front of my eyes. I have had the privilege to help thousands of clients who have enjoyed living a very happy life with their dogs after their training. That is how I know rehabilitation is definitely possible.
Please do not lose your hope. Do not give up on your dog. Your dog can be your perfect companion even if he does not look or act like one today.
Book a consultation today. Let's get you started so you can share a wonderful life with your dog as soon as possible!
See you soon!