Photo by: Bonnie Benton
My dream has been to save rescue dogs and give them the life they deserve. I have been doing boxer rescue for 25 years. For people that do rescue we are always looking for things that will work, and our program has done that. As co-author of "Adopting a Dog? Start off right with ... A Sound Beginning", we have given people an easy to follow, step by step guide so those first few critical weeks after adoption would be successful.
My training career began when I got my first boxer and quickly began looking for positive ways to work with my dog. I discovered that the methods used by many facilities at that time were based on punishment and I knew this was unfair for the dog. I knew the best way to train would be to establish trust and have a consistent approach so my dog knew what was expected of him. Force-free training is the key to success. Since 1991 I have been helping people find positive solutions for training problems that promote A Sound Beginning.
The Path to Success training program is now taking our book one step further by being able to provide adoptive pet parents immediate help at any given time for the life of their dog.