I Am a Self Taught In-Home Dog Trainer
Hello and welcome to my dog behavior training website! You have found a self taught Dog Behavior Trainer working in the Central San Joaquin Valley. I am not a Dog Behaviorist nor do I have any Professional licenses or certifications to show you I’m a “Certified” Dog Trainer! Even the method I teach is of my own design. It’s called Stop Sit & Wait.
I want you to count on my lifetime of experience with training Dogs and their people and my results. I have not helped every dog I have had the pleasure or not of working with. Some have been way too aggressive for me to handle. I work best bringing dogs from out of fear that from out of Aggression. You can be confident that I have the dog obedience and personal behavior training to teach most dog owners to have better dogs. My goal is to help you towards becoming as effective as I am in understanding and implementing Dog Behavior Training. My Reviews.
My 6 Year Anniversary Video Is a Glimpse of What I Do as a Dog Behavior Trainer
Besides being a dog obedience and behavior trainer, I had a 2 decade career as a Professional Videographer. My interest was always taping what I did and some of it eventually made it’s way into my short lived TV show. The upcoming video titled The Dog Fixer’er-Trevor, is from my CMAC TV Show called The Joe Zone. This is from one of my 8 shows as a CMAC Producer.
As a Dog Trainer, I call myself the Dog Fixer’er (whisperer was taken lol). In the show, I enjoy putting together TV style bits on some of my memorable dog training adventures.
This next Video features one of the several dogs I worked with from Kathleen Hendron’s Foster Rescues. Meet Trevor! He had a bad past, and thanks to Kathleen and her sense to hire me, some of Trevor’s worst issues still now remain in his past!
In Mythology, Garm Is the Dog Who Guards the Gates of Hell
This video was shot mid 2013 at a local Shelter, within 2 weeks after Garm was brought in to ARF by another rescue group to hold awhile. From the moment he arrived, he asserted his leadership and riled up the nearly 150 or so other dogs within ear and eye shot of him.
This Dog is a Leader!
Garm is one amazing dog who is both wild and yet tamable…at least for me he was. I shot his video in under and hour from when I got my leash on him. Even a dog this powerful and intensely dominant, could come to his calmer senses with the right leash approach and my STOP SIT AND WAIT method.
“That Is What Makes the Difference in Dog Behavior Training”
No aggression was used, as well as no “Treats” or “Growling at him”. Nothing but calm and steady delivery of attention getting taps from the leash, and basic commands from a calm and assertive leader. The very same commands I teach in peoples homes!
After putting out lots of physical energy when handling this strong dog, I always look forward to the payoff! The end result of having a good old fashioned Human & Dog bonding moment. A time when two beings click! Wait for it…you will see that it happened near the end.
These moments with dogs are exactly what I always intend to end up with from every dog training experience I have!
The Steady Kindness of a Leader in a Calmer More Effective State of Mind
If I showed Garm dominant aggression right back at him, I think he would have had no choice but to Defend Himself against me. That would never be my approach to a strong unknown dog like Garm.
It’s never a good idea to trigger an aggressive response from a dog you do not know. I want to escape all possibilities of aggression from dogs and keep reminding them that I want their calm attention and to be their friend.
A Calmer More Positive State of Mind
My plan is to always reach for their “Inner Puppy” side. I’m more interested in bypassing Garm’s evolutionary fight, flight or freeze trigger.
During training, I will express the steady strength & kindness of a leader who’s in a calmer more positive state of mind. The same state of mind I want the dog to be in.
That is part of what I believe makes the real difference in my type of Fast In-Home Behavior Training Philosophy and my Dog Behavior Training approach !
Do I Use or Encourage Food Treats in Dog Training?
I don’t use Treats! Honestly though, for some dogs, it’s either treat train them or tug train them. I find value in using treats in the conditions where physicalities or age or living space might make it difficult. Some owners can’t use conventional leash or vocal commands and/or hand signals to get appreciable results from tuggers.
I also don’t teach people to “Growl at my dogs” as a method in dog training to get dogs to “Obey” them. (Sounds like an Old School Power Trip to me!) This is my present opinion until I’m convinced otherwise...
My position is that I’m not closed minded to other schools of thought and methods of dog training, but I have to see them work without too much pain involved to get them there.
My Dog Loves Me and Cares What I Communicate to It
In my opinion, these “Growlers” are showing the “Family Dog” who is the most Dominant More Aggressive Pack Leader in the Family. That’s why they train dog owners to literally Growl back at their dogs! (Yikes…this frankly astounds me)!~
I want my dog to love me and care what I communicate to it…not for it to simply obey me and/or to fear my growling reprisal! To me, There is a Big Difference between that method and my method! Almost every dog I work with falls in love with me…I chuckle a bit when I call it the “Stockholm Syndrome” to the dogs owners.
Eeh…What’s up Dog?
I do see some similarities in the vocalizing side of their growling delivery. They “Growl and I “Eeh”. My Eeh Eeh Eeh sounds like an old 1960’s Volkswagen Beetle car horn, but that’s where the similarities end.
The growl they send to their Pet puts out a Clearly Negative implied meaning. It’s supposed to be like from the Wolf Pack leader saying “back off, I’m serious” or i’ll bite. Consequently, this intimidation approach clearly dominates over the dog.
Now, my “Eeh” is un-emotionally driven and used as a simply uttered blast of sound sent out to snap a dog out of it’s otherwise highly focused head! Eeh works because it’s a-harmonious and very different in Timbre than the owners normal voice. It elicits their dogs break in whatever the dog is concentrating on.
The sound Eeh is not about intimidation or aggression. It’s simply an attention getter to quickly snap a dog out of it’s present targeted or distracted focus. Think Air Horn or banging on pots and pans for when a bear is approaching your campsite!
I Help Facilitate a Lifelong Bond Between Human & Dog
My clients appreciate my proven common sense approach and my easy to understand Method of Dog Behavior Training. This approach is to get and keep a dogs attention, and then create a lifelong bond between human & dog. I teach both of them HOW to communicate with each other.
Once I establish an actual line of communication and cooperation through Stop Sit & Wait, that bond between Dog and Human then grows stronger over time. My plan doesn’t involve training dogs with treats or keeping them in line by Growling at them! It’s all about the real connection line between man and animal.
I train Dogs by getting and keeping their focus and attention on me during the Stop Sit & Wait training.
The “Treat” I Give Is My Honest & Well Deserved Praise
Don’t get me wrong…I give Dog treats, but only “Just Because” they’re a treat for dogs. Also, when you Train with Treats, the dog mostly responds to and is actually connecting with the Treat itself, rather than to the Treat giver (you just disappear). In comparison, my training technique is the exact opposite.
My Philosophy is all about understanding and connecting Myself with the dog’s present state. My approach is to get dogs to bring me into their conscious realm. They learn to work out the information coming from myself and their owners on what we have to teach them.
I Help Frustrated Dog Owners Stop Their Dog’s Bad Decisions
At the heart of my experience is a lifetime of training dogs. Now, I help Dog Owners stop the constant stream of bad situations that arise from their dogs predictably bad decisions.
Bad decisions that effect everyone around them. Don’t you want to change your dog’s actions and decisions that always negatively the people around them? Until owners intervene in their pets behaviors, dogs still may cause them Mental Spiritual Emotional & Financial pain in the future.
Train Your Pain Away at Way of a Dog! 559-394-5398
Can you expect real changes in your dogs behaviors at Home, when you are working on commands in a Parking Lot? Call Joe Ozier today and learn to train the right way! Train the Way of a Dog Way. Contact Joe – email@example.com