Please check the Services page for fees and the About WWDT for my history, training philospshy and
dog-related resume. The menu bar is on the left. Scroll down for a list of professional organizations of which I am a member.
My first book is available in print and for electronic readers. Click the picture for ordering options.
Please check the Articles Page for new updates. I am in the process of rewriting all my older pieces as I continue to grow in my profession.
On the October 2, 2010 episode of Dogs 101 (Animal Planet) Shetland Sheepdogs were a featured
breed. My children were filmed for this episode. You can see my son, Connor, and little Foster as an Autistic spectrum child working with a dog and a few clips of his little sister.
If we do not give dogs what they need physically and mentally, then we open the door for trouble.
My goal is to find the best and most positive way to encourage you and your canine to learn together. Not all dogs will motivate for food, not all will motivate for play, but all dogs have a
motivator that, when used properly, means training can be fun, non-intimidating and a bonding moment. No dog needs a prong, choke, electric shock, etc., in order to learn. No breed needs
force or to be bullied in order to learn. How do I know this? Through my own growth the past 30 years and observation, experience and the drive to find better ways I realized how wrong I was so
long ago. Sadly, many trainers still hold to the old ways and refuse to evolve.
"I will give you the tools, you need to get them out of the box!"
Memberships and Associations:
The Pet Professional Guild - Association for Force Free Professionals * Association of Pet Dog Trainers * International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants * United Shetland Sheepdog Association * Blue Ridge Shetland Sheepdog Club * Granite State Shetland Sheepdog Club * Will O'Wisp Shetland Sheepdogs
West Wind Dog Training is registered and licensed in Prince William County, VA and insured