Updated: Oct 19, 2018
www.Leerburg.com is an EXCELLENT resource for all things dog training. Check out their online classes, as well as there AMAZING selection of training toys/equipment.
http://leerburg.com/corrections.htm This is an excellent article written by one of the most successful training companies of the new millennia. His experience and knowledge of dog training over such a long career is invaluable to new trainers of all philosophies. "Professional Dog Trainers and Avoidance Training
Most professional trainers are forced to train customers’ dogs within a limited time frame. These folks don’t have the luxury of taking months to motivationally train a dog. They are lucky to have a few weeks. Time constraints require the use of pressure in the training to get the job done.
Because of this, I used to be critical of the whole professional dog training scene. I have mellowed with age, and I have learned that most people who take their dogs to professional dog trainers are usually too busy to take the time to learn how to train their own dog.
I have come to terms with the fact that professional dog trainers do provide a valuable service and they often save dogs that might be abandoned or abused because of behavioral issues." http://leerburg.com/corrections.htm Written byEd Frawley
Leerburg Enterprises, Inc. is a family-owned business that was started in 1980 by Ed Frawley, who has owned and trained dogs since 1960. Ed purchased his first video camera in 1978 for personal use and began producing training videos in 1982. He also began breeding dogs in 1978, and continued to breed working bloodline German Shepherds for 35 years. Ed retired from breeding a few years ago in order to devote more time to Leerburg.
During the 1980s, Ed competed in AKC obedience, tracking competitions, and Schutzhund, where he titled a number of dogs. In the late 80s, he started training police service dogs, and in the 90s, Ed was a K9 handler for the local Sheriff’s Department, during which time he also worked as a K9 handler with a regional multi-department drug task force.