Rocko is a 4 year old American Bulldog. Rocko is a cool dog. He helps us in training with dogs because he is so calm. Rocko is very good at sending calming signals which most animals like including horses. Rocko also has a busy life as a certified medical alert assistance/service dog.
Jeffery has experience in dog training since 1974 with his own dogs: Gypsy, shepard/husky mix; Luke, German Shepard; Pampet, Irish Settler; Ajax, White Shepard; and Cuda, Rottweiler — enough for now. Also, Jeffery was in a test group for the first of it’s kind program once he gradated high school and chose dog training to participate in a2-year program and excelled so quickly his instructors called him a natural. Received his Dog Training Degree in 1978 and has continued on with continuing education and enjoys what he does and shows it by volunteering many hours. Jeffery is an AKC Canine Good Citizen Instructor & Evaluator. He has trained with his own dogs: Obedience, Rally, Agility, Assistance Service Dog tasks.
Mark is a firm believer in positive behavior training. He trained with Stewart Kennels in 1978, where old fashioned methods were used with choke collars, etc. It is good to know both methods and prefer to use a more positve approach. He believes that good personal relation skills are important in communication with the pet handler so they can grow together as a team and build the bond that is necessary.
Dewey is an animal shelter dog that became a medical alert assistance service dog. He goes to work everyday with Mark and monitors his stress and anxiety levels. He greets many people and is therapeutic to not only his handler but also those whose lives he touches. He likes to play doggie police with other dogs, as he is a herding dog and needs order. We call it the “little guy” syndrome. His alert could curl your hair but his disposition will make you melt.