My qualifications are simple: Over 30 years of personal, hands-on experience with dogs, and the ability to make life to life connections with deeply troubled dogs so that I can better help them.
Many trainers take expensive courses through privately owned and operated organizations that provide certificates to prove they are qualified to do what they do. I am not one of them. Instead, I prove my worth by providing owners with actual, visible proof of my abilities. Because, like many people, I believe that seeing is believing; that the proof is in the proverbial pudding.
The way I see it, a trainer can have extensive book knowledge and a slew of course certificates under their belt and that is awesome. However, in my experience, what really carries the most weight with owners is actual, hands-on experience – especially, with those owners whose dogs are severely reactive or aggressive to people or other animals.