(Newswire.net – August 10, 2013) San Jose, CA -- James Taylor is a well-known Bay Area dog trainer, training puppies through show dogs, but he prefers the title his clients’ bestowed on him, “The Dog Communicator”. “My methods go beyond just dog training. My methods focus on communicating with your dog”, says James. “After all, if they spoke English, training them wouldn’t be a problem.”
“The secret to training your pet is communicating clearly what you want it to do”, says James. “Once they understand what you want, they are happy to obey”.
Mr. Taylor says there are 3 keys to training a dog. First, you must find the right training system to follow. Secondly, you need to see it working for others; this will give you the confidence you need to follow the system. The final element is educating each owner in how their dog thinks and reacts.
“There are no truly aggressive dogs, but there are lots of untrained dogs that can go there. It is like letting children fight in school. Without correction, where does it end?” says James. “The most important thing is to understand your animal.”
Understanding the animal’s behavior makes it possible for the average dog owner to have a happy, obedient pet. James stresses that training is given out of love and respect for the animal. If your home situation were to change and had to give your dog up, would your dog be welcome in a new home?
Mr. Taylor expressed strong feelings on dogs labeled as ‘Aggressive’ or ‘Red-Zone Dogs’. James said, “I am sorry to have to say this, but unscrupulous or shady trainers will label an un-socialized dog as ‘Red Zone’ or ‘Aggressive’ as a way to get bigger payments from their clients.”
“There are no ‘bad dogs’ – that is something we do to them”, says James. “There are always warning signs if you know what to look for. “It doesn’t take any previous experience to train your dog, just a proven training system and the willingness to follow directions.”
James’ training system, the “H12-11 Method” is a series of specific exercises, taken in a specific order, taught in a specific way. These exercises are broken down into on-leash training and socialization, beginning off-leash training and advanced off-leash training.
Each of the 3 levels of training classes last 8 weeks with 8 one-hour sessions. Each class builds on the previous lessons and is training for the owner as well as the dog.
“Many people feel the basic on-leash training is enough and don’t think off-leash training is important – at least until it is too late. One open door and a dash into the street… That’s not fair to your pet.”
James is careful to separate ‘discipline’ from ‘punishment’. “Discipline is done out of love for the animal and your family, and it focuses on the future. Meaningful discipline also needs to be immediate. We do that through the leash. Punishment is done out of anger and focuses on the past.”
For more information on Mr. Taylor’s training system, visit his web site at BayAreaFamilyK9.com or call James at 510-714-6641
Article written by Mike Taylor