If you could have a famous trainer, who would you hire to help you with your dog and why?
Mine would be Paul Owens. Here's why:
Did you know there are more than one Dog Whisperers? One who is the original and then Caesar Milan. I had order two DVD's by the Dog Whisperer, thinking they were the same person. To my surprise and later relief they were different.
I started with Caesar Milan, using a choke collar on Brut that I don't believe in and swore I would never use. My husband was a bit more than worried about the road I was headed. It didn't take long before I was in tears after a few times out and I never tried the method again.
That lead me to the second DVD by Paul Owens and the minute he started talking and going through the steps, I was in tears again, but good tears. He was so kind, soft and gentle and I had a hard enough time being hard on myself. My favorite motto from Paul is: If it's good for you, it's good for your dog.
Finally I'd found a trainer who had the same beliefs as me and was teaching me how to be gentle and kind to me and my dog. I didn't feel like I was using cruel and unusual punishments or domination to work with my dogs. Following Paul Owens teachings lead to an inner healing and a learning of the basic principals that I still use today.
If I had all the money in the world I would hire Paul Owens to help us in uniting the two dog packs. I would trust his expertise and experience in order to do that and do it in a way that we would be working together, so that Paul Owens, my husband, the dogs and I all felt comfortable. I think that would be so awesome! A dream come true.
So what famous trainer would you like to knock on your door to help you train your dogs?
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