Trainer Profile
APDT Member Since 2009

Keep it Simple Stupid (KISS) Dog Training

 
Private, Group and In-home instruction dealing with all problems behaviors including agression. I offer CGC testing and training and consultation services in finding the right dog.
 
Certifications:
 
Training Philosophy: The tagline for my company is "Ignore The Bad & Reward the Good" That pretty much sums it up. Unless you include the idea of training must be fun for both you and the dog!
 
Locations Served: Kansas City Metro Area. Within 30 miles of Shawnee, KS. Will travel outside that area but mileage will be charged at .50 cents per mile. Group classes are offered in western Shawnee, Ks, at Broadmore Kennels.
 
BEING ABLE TO TRAIN “ANY DOG” IS REALLY NOT THE QUESTION TO ASK. AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED, TRAINING PEOPLE IS A MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE WAY OF SOLVING PROBLEM BEHAVIORS IN DOGS. WHAT I DO IS NOTHING NEW OR MAGICAL. I USE BASIC BEHAVIOR THEORY, AND POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT TECHNIQUES TO CHANGE BEHAVIOR OR TEACH PROPER ONES TO BEGIN WITH. THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO TRAIN A DOG AND IF DONE RIGHT, NONE ARE ANY BETTER THAN THE OTHER. I WANT ALL OF MY STUDENTS TO UNDERSTAND THAT POSITIVE REINFORECMENT IS, IN MY OPINION, THE BEST AND FASTEST WAY TO TEACH A DOG. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO GO TO MY WEBSITE WWW.MUTTZRUS.COM AND LOOK AT MY BLOG (KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID PET BLOG) AND DECIDE FOR YOURSELF. YOU SHOULD NOT MAKE TRAINING DECISIONS BASED OFF A BROCHURE; TALK TO AT LEAST THREE TRAINERS; CHECK OUT BLOGS AND GET REFERENCES; THEN MAKE YOUR CHOICE. I HOPE THAT IN THE END YOU WILL CHOOSE ME AS YOUR TRAINER
Services Offered
Aggression
Behavioral Consultation
CGC Training
Clicker Training
Group Training
Private Lessons
Private Training