Dog Whisperer of Hoboken

6/6/2008:

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of meeting an interesting person at the Elysian Park dog run.

No, he’s not the Dog Whisperer, but his name was Brian, and he possessed an incredible talent of being able to work with dogs behavior, as well as “dog-owner management.” He mentioned that he’s retired from work, and just enjoys dogs, and likes helping owners with them in his spare time. “It’s fun for me,” he said.

When I walked into the park, he appeared to have been working with another woman’s dog. To me, it seemed as if she had hired him to tame her animals unruly behavior. Turned out, he was just another guy in the dog park who had offered his “services” to anyone that asked.

Based on the mannerisms of his dog (Bowler.. Baller.. Balmer… not sure the spelling), this animal was seriously trained to behave in the most perfect manner. Calm, cool, collected. No leash required, etc. A model animal if you ask me.

What happened?

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Well, as they were “leaving” I was mesmerized by his dog, and asked him: “How can I get my dog Oscar trained like that? My dog constantly pulls on the leash!”

He came back in and said “you have six minutes?”

So within that six minutes, he taught me the “tug-tug” method of leash training, the difference between a mental and physical switch, setting “safe zones,” and the importance of establishing an “Alpha Dog” relationship with your animal.

Mind you, this wasn’t as simple as any ordinary dog trainer. Brian seriously knew how to hammer these points home to the dog’s OWNER, which is where 90% of any dogs problems lie.

I still have some learning to do (like in high-intensity situations like – squirrels!), but that will come in time.

Have a problem dog? Want some help?

So others can see his style of dog behavior management and training, and perhaps benefit from it, he said it’s OK for me to video his next training session – and you’re invited to try it!

If you plan to be home any day during the week of June 16th, and want to give this training lesson a shot – or to put his methods to the test (free), just email me at Hoboken411@gmail.com to try and schedule something. It has to be during the day (preferrably after noon) and you must be willing to appear on a video here on Hoboken411.

Who wants to volunteer?

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24 Comments on "Dog Whisperer of Hoboken"

bradykp
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bradykp

[quote comment=”87537″][quote comment=”87516″]Anyone know a cat whisperer?[/quote]
Seriously! THAT I would be interested in. I don’t currently have a dog… but my cat bites people constantly – completly unprovoked![/quote]

cat’s will always do their own thing. little bastids! (sorry cat lovers – they are cute, but i’m deathly allergic)

mooshu
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mooshu

I think I wanna be an undercover, multipurpose ticketer :mrgreen:. I can see it now:

“No, no, sir, it’s not o.k. to decorate the town with dog sh*t”

and

“No, no, ma’am, that octagonal red sign with the letters S-T-O and P didn’t indicate that you should speed up to and past the corner.”

RUHOBO
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RUHOBO

Strand, I hope you say something to these dog owners when you catch them in the act. I’m a dog owner and I always tell people who tried to walk away. The owners that I have seen that don’t pick it up. A heavy set guy walking a pit down on first street (caught him red handed and had to chase him down the street to get him to comeback), an older heavy set lady walking a all brindle boxer on Washington st between 1st and 2nd and all those owners that let their small dogs off leash. Did the city handout a $1000 ticket yet?

strand tramp
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strand tramp

i love when the dog trainer is using elysian park as his training area and has one dog off the leash and the training dog on a leash as he talks to the owner, all on the grass next to the No Dogs On Grass sign. f’n idiot. also has anyone else noticed how the snow demonstrates the incredible amount of dog sh1t deposited on our streets every single day? the first day of snow there were 5 piles of dog sh1t on the sidewalk from my house to the corner. i hate all of you dog owners. license tag fees should be $250 per year.

mooshu
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mooshu

[quote comment=”87412″]Dogs are dogs.

Not little humans.[quote]

And thank goodness that they’re not BIG humans, either. I happen to find that dogs possess an intellect far superior to those of MOST humans I come across. :mrgreen:

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