Trainer Profile
APDT Member Since 2020

Top Gun Dog Training

My name is Dale and I am the CEO and Founder of Top Gun Dog Training. In 2008, while living in Florence, Alabama, I rescued this amazing 3 month old Lab Husky Mix named Spaulding. After working with many top dog trainers in the area and using the tools learned to train Spaulding, I finally created my own dog training company. I specialize in training puppies starting at 10 weeks old.
Designations: Professional Dog Trainer
Job Title: Owner
Training Philosophy: My training methods consist of a combination between classical and operant conditioning, using mostly positive reinforcement. I follow the Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) Effective Behavior Intervention Policy
Locations Served: Northern Alabama including Huntsville, Madison, Athens, and Decatur.
Over the past several years, I have passed numerous knowledge based dog training and behavior courses through numerous organizations. Methods I Use For Obedience Training: Positive Reinforcement - Good behavior, followed by a reward, Clicker Training - Marking a behavior with sound, followed by a reward, Relationship Based Training - Using dog communication (not words) to strengthen the bond Methods I use for Behavior Modification: Desensitization, Counterconditioning, Differential Reinforcement
Services Offered
Behavioral Consultation
Clicker Training
In-Home Training
Private Lessons
Private Training
Teleconference/Virtual Sessions