Paul holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of WA, and has over 5 years of professional experience working with a wide range of dogs and behavioral challenges. Committed to providing the most reliable, convenient solutions to his clients, Paul passionately pursues ongoing continuing education and professional development by regularly attending seminars and keeping current on all industry literature. Paul is an Accredited Dog Trainer of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, and is committed to Progressive Reinforcement Training. He has spent the last 3 years of his professional development focusing on service dogs, and learning best training practices to ensure the highest working success rate.
On his off time he expands his skill set by working with his own dogs in Rally, Nosework, and trick dog training, as well as continuing his knowledge of conformation and ethical breeding practices to further understand puppy development stages and raise confident dogs.
Geordi, Dax, Wesley
Geordi is my reactive dog in recovery who came to my household with a lot of anxiety and very little coping skills. We fostered his confidence and excitement for adventures and play by first utilization Behavioral Adjustment Training 2.0 by Grisha Stewart. To harness confidence Geordi does Nosework, and is continuing to grow his Trick Dog titles. Geordi has also successfully passed the AKC CGC and CGCA.
Dax is my youngest and first dog from a breeder and has offered so many amazing opportunities for learning. He is my current service dog in training and has been a wonderful teammate for trying new sports with. Dax enjoys Rally, Herding, Nosework, Conformation and has Novice Trick Dog title.
My smallest and most vibrant is Wesley, a 7lb chihuahua with fairly severe mobility impairment. Her friendly spirit allows for making friends just about anywhere we go. Wesley has her Novice Trick Dog title and continues to learn Nosework, and canine conditioning to help keep her mobility comfortable.
Along with training dogs, Paul also has an older cat and 2 rats who participate in clicker training and husbandry skills.