GREG BARNARD, CPDT-KA
Whats up Homies! My name is Greg and I am the owner of Homedog Resort and a certified trainer trainer. My certification is called a certified professional dog trainer – knowledge assessed meaning Ive demonstrated my knowledge of dog behaviors, training and techniques with my goal to become skills assessed and eventually add on behavioral modification designations. Ive been training dogs for 6 years and am certified through the certification council of professional dog trainers. I use what’s called the LIMA style of dog training which is an acronym for Least Intrusive minimally aversive strategy to help you achieve your desired objectives.
My favorite thing to do when training is to work in different environments and just observe my Homie in their element. I look for them to make smart decisions then reward and praise. I also watch to learn their precursors when they make bad decisions and when I see them again I redirect and reward. It sounds really easy because in essence I am letting my Homie figure it out on their own and Im just rewarding them but when you consider all the subtle signals or as Sam calls them microresponses a dog shows in an environment that you have to be aware of its a lot – its important to make the entire process very organic without much friction and as positive as possible! My homie is learning new things, I try to remove all expectations because I can’t/won’t let my expectations or timeline interfere with my Homies progress.