Loved but Not Liked
“WE ALWAYS LOVED HIM, BUT WE DIDN’T ALWAYS LIKE HIM.”
We cannot tell you enough times how much we appreciate the time and effort you put into the training of Tex. He came to you with a variety of behavioral problems especially jumping up on people and mouthing. We had the bruises on our bodies to prove that point! With your expert training and dedication to both Tex and us, you transformed this huge unruly German Shepherd into a well-mannered obedient dog. Tex now listens and reacts to EVERY command with no hesitation. He has become the great dog we knew he could be, but this only happened because of you both.
Bob and Gail
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FLORIDA DOG TRAINERS Martin Deeley & Pat Trichter
Martin and Pat have been training dogs individually and as a team for over 50 years.
Their training of well mannered dog that owners are proud to have as family members is renowned throughout Europe and America.
Both Martin and Pat are Co-Founders of the prestigious International Association of Canine Professionals.
Martin has been selected and serves as an American Ambassador for the Animal Foundation Platform. An independent International platform for all organizations in countries which are active for animal welfare and which are committed to help abandoned dogs and cats.
Martin is Executive Director and Past President. Pat is a Director and Treasurer.
Dog training is first and foremost about understanding, trust, respect, and loyalty.
I first met Martin Deeley, the author of this book, at a conference of the International Association for Canine Professionals (IACP) many years ago, after some criticism I had received from people in the dog training industry. Despite this criticism, or maybe because of it, Martin had contacted me, and said he would like me to come on board as an honorary member of the organization – he was excited that I had found a public platform to show dog owners that the responsibility was on them to create a healthy human/dog relationship. He asked me to attend the conference, and I humbly accepted.
At the time, I didn’t know who Martin was any more than anyone knew who I was. I’m not the kind who likes to do research on someone before we meet. I prefer to meet people the way a dog would, letting my first impressions and my instincts guide me. I remember when Martin approached me; we shook hands and exchanged a look that to me said: “Don’t I know you?” It was an instant recognition, even though we had never met. He is that kind of person. The kind of man that you immediately feel you’ve known your entire life.
Even though he’s much, much older than me – 100 years older, at least – we established a natural connection on that day. We can look at each other when we are working and know what the other is thinking. We both chose the same career, and we became our own masters. We both work in the same industry, but we have our own styles. It’s true that our philosophies and methods are different, but it is our shared opinion that every trainer is different. We all have our own approach and our own methods that come from a lifetime of different experiences. But despite our differences, the goal is the same: to really understand our dogs and build a better relationship with them based on that understanding. Every individual is going to have a unique approach, and will use his or her own words to describe it. By using their own words, they are able to best express what they want with honesty and integrity. That’s how you trigger the calm-assertive side that Martin is so in touch with. He will approach a case his way, and I will approach it my way… but in the end, the positive result will be the same.
I was honored this past year to be able to work with him on my dog training DVD, Sit and Stay the Cesar Way. You don’t have to tell him that you’re going to do anything: he knows. Organically, he becomes a part of the moment. He knows when to move forward, when to move back, when to change his energy, what body language the animal will respond to – he knows the animal, and that’s a rare thing.
I can’t think of Martin and not think about dogs (and when I say that, he will know that I say it with reverence and respect!) That is what makes people like Martin so ideally suited for dog training – he lives in that world all the time, and he understands it. He spends much of his professional time with working dogs, and he has embraced their mentality. When it’s time to work, he works; when it’s time to laugh, he laughs; when it’s time to relax, he relaxes. He’s always willing to give you everything he has.
When you simplify it, our friendship – like the human/dog relationship – is about the trust, respect, and loyalty that we give and receive. When we feel strongly about somebody, we like to let them know. We’re going to make sure they know that we support them in everything they do. In Martin’s philosophy, no one person is necessarily better or worse than another; we’re all just different. We can all accomplish what we set out to accomplish, and we can do so humanely. We both like to share our knowledge with people, and we like to listen to other people share their knowledge with us.
That is the purpose of this book. The knowledge that he has is singularly insightful. It comes from a life spent working with and understanding gundogs – of living and breathing that philosophy of trust, respect, and loyalty.
And he would like to share that knowledge with you.
MR BOOTS - DOG TRAINER EXTRAORDINAIRE
Skilled in the art of reading dog and exerting calm leadership, Mr Boots has the ability to know when to tempt and when not to tempt. His sense of humor and timing is impeccable.
See Mr Boots in action Below. Prince did not like cats - but ....
Mr Boots showed him how to accept them. And Pam - well Pam thought they were for lunch.
Todd Tharp - Hunting Dog Training
Todd has been training Labrador retrievers for 14 years gaining titles with his dogs up to Hunting Retriever Champion. Todd has also run his dogs at national Level at the Hunting Retriever Club Grand. A keen duck hunter, Todd enjoys training his dogs especially for water fowl and each year travels to Arkansas to work with his dogs on both ducks and geese. Todd learned much of his craft from Martin and now builds on a solid foundation of training to take his and clients dogs to the highest level whether it is for Hunt tests or as a wonderful companion in the shooting field. If your love is dove, duck, or upland game hunting Todd will bring the best out in your dog to make your gundog dreams come true.
An active supporter of Ducks Unlimited Todd works tirelessly to ensure that the shooting of today continues and improves for tomorrow.
He is presently Chairman of the Central Florida Hunting Retriever Club.
Christine Hopkins has had a lifelong love affair with dogs. Upon finally having dogs of her own and volunteering with both bullmastiff and Airedale rescue, she realized her desire to train dogs and their people full-time. Owning and working with difficult dogs, has propelled her on a continuing journey to find successful methods of teaching both dogs and their people. This quest brought her to train under Martin Deeley (The Florida Dog Trainer).
Christine is certified in Martin Deeley's E-Touch (TM) dog training method and has apprenticed under him at his Orlando Training Center.
GREG OYER (Hunting and Companion Dogs)
We are proud and privileged to work closely with Greg Oyer for whom we have the greatest respect and admiration. Greg has lived and breathed dogs all his life giving him the natural ability and intuitive approach that few can attain. Whether it is a hunting or household companion Greg can bring out the best in dogs through his fair, understanding approach and leadership that has dogs eating literally out of his hands.
Greg has trained dogs for the countries political and business personalities as well as leading Georgian dignitaries and plantation owners. Greg is the man the professionals come to for advice because of his ability to solve dog problems and they know that with Greg they will always be welcomed. Such is his willingness to help dogs and owners. A consultant to the dog industry for
many years he has been a leading force in today’s dog training techniques. Greg balances his dog skills with the ability to also train their owners. Clients are constantly praising his patience and ability to show them the ways of working with their dogs to develop the companion they are looking for. Whether it is hunting dog or Companion dog Greg Oyer brings out the best in any dog.
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