"If you want to find the secrets of the Universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration." –Nicola Tesla–
K9 Training with Byron transcends with reliable dog training services, along with teaching dog owners the art of communicating with clarity, creating balance, and living in harmony with their dogs. Living with dogs is a lifestyle.
My approach towards dog training is geared more towards addressing the fundamental state of mind of your dog rather than strictly focusing on creating rehearsed behaviors. I am much more concerned with creating a happy, healthy, balanced dog than creating a dog that simply knows a few obedience commands.
When it comes to working with dogs I like to make our training sessions productive, fun, and successful. I love teaching dogs practical behaviors with a Verbal Marker Training System, using food, and a leash.
This marker system establishes the foundation to communicate clearly with your dog by building a common language.
It is a proficient system that I employ in training all dogs including dogs with behavior issues such as dog aggression
resource guarding, fearful, or anxious. It is a transparent method of communication that is based on positive reinforcement. Along with markers and cues, I incorporate food to pay the dog for the hard work performed and learned.
Along with marker training and depending on the dog I reach out to my toolbox for the right tools such as Flat Collars, Martingale Collars, Slip Leads, Prong Collars, Head Halters, Transitional Leashes by (K9-Lifeline), or a Remote Collar by (E-Collar Technologies), these tools are stress-free for the dog and handler when humanely employed.
All these tools mentioned above have the same common language which helps communicate clearly and easily with the dog.
"Everything is energy to a dog. Energy is the language of the Universe. Let's take time to learn this language, and create a balanced relationship." –Byron–
What Pet Owners Say
Byron, thank you for a wonderful training session. We learned a lot and enjoyed it as well. The knowledge, professionalism, and methodology that you bring to your clients is awesome. It's a pleasure watching you interact with the puppies with respect and kindness. So glad to have you in our lives.
Felicia L. B.
Our 1-year-old Cockapoo was resource guarding grass clippings, bark, dirt, basically anything that she would pick up on walks. She would get it in her mouth and growl and snarl if anyone tried to take it out. I was worried about my son or one of his friends getting bitten because she was protecting dirt! She was also having issues with running up and jumping on visitors. Byron came over and helped immediately by providing us with a common language that my family and our dog understood. Over the course of several weeks, we worked with Byron and practiced on our own and worked to change our dog’s behavior by using the warning phrases that Byron had taught us. She rarely picks anything up on walks anymore, and if she does (because it is SO YUMMY!), she doesn’t growl or snarl at us and will spit it out if we use the right phrase. She stays on her “place” and doesn’t jump up any longer. It is so nice to live with a well-behaved dog who understands what is expected of her because of the language that we now share. Thanks, Byron!
"Kind & Loving"
My journey with Miri began a little more than two years ago. Miri found and rescued me very
unexpectedly when one day Byron stopped by the accounting firm with a dog he was fostering and training for Muddy Paws Rescue. While I was waiting to meet Byron’s personal dog, Hank, that day, instead I met and instantly connected with blue eyes Miri. Witnessing this connection he introduced and talked about Miri, her background and the extensive program she went through and completed while under his care. As much as I was amazed by Miri and Byron’s work that he put into this dog, I had my doubts and fears. Taking in a powerful and highly energetic dog such as Miri would require a lot of work and responsibility on my part. That’s when Byron proved how professional and passionate he is about what he does with humans and dogs. Very patiently he helped me work through getting over my doubts. Since Miri was already trained we began
the transition with training me on the verbal markers so that I can learn to clearly communicate with my
dog. Next was mastering the walk, such an important skill to learn and understand. From there we
proceeded with obedience, crate training, and dog socialization. Byron did all this to make sure that Miri
and I can have a very good start and a great trusting relationship. He was there every step of the way to answer any questions I had. As a lifelong dog lover and owner, I thought I had a good understating of canine behavior, boy was I wrong. It is thanks to Byron that I understand now what great dog ownership is it all about. It’s not just about meeting the dog's basic needs but forming a bond, a lifelong relationship. That is done by being consistent with training, being disciplined and dedicated. Byron taught and showed me that training is not tedious work, it is fun playtime, happy hour, a quality time spend daily with your dog where not only you help
your dog get rid of the physical energy but also challenging your dog mentally, which helps to get your dog in a calm state of mind. I feel very proud and accomplished when I walk my dog I get compliments from passersby’s on how well behaved Miri is. Thank you, Byron, for educating me and showing me what a great and healthy relationship with a dog should be like.