Dog Whisperer of Hoboken
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.
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?