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Hello, My name is alex

I am the creator of DogFather Dog Institute.

My Story

A Dog Trainer and People Mentor

My dog training career took off at a young age when growing up and  helping train horses with my pops. Early on it was very clear to me that I shared a connection with animals and they did with me. I've always had an easy ability to communicate with animals and once I turned 18 I knew I wanted to get a job that allowed me to utilize that talent and passion. 

My first actual job working with animals was as an associate with Petco. I was offered a management position in the little time I was there because it was clear to my boss that I had a determination for what I do. When I put my head to something it is very important to me that it is done the true and right way, even if that means taking extra time. Upon seeing that the resident dog trainer at our store was leaving I jumped at this opportunity. Although it was a demotion from management, I knew it would allow me to do more hands on animal work. To me it was a promotion! Yes it was lower pay per hour, but it was a higher pay mentally considering the work I'd doing. I can't imagine my life without this decision because it has paved the road for not just my life, but for hundreds of dogs and their pet parents, and soon to be MILLIONS!

Since becoming a licensed business in 2013 Dogfather Dog Institute has had the pleasure in assisting a number of dogs and people in their road to making their lives more enjoyable on both ends of the spectrum. I believe it is very evident that all people learn differently and with that, so do their DOGS. Over my years of training I have become very skilled in reading and understanding canine body language, social cues, and knowing when a issue should be pressed on or if something else must be done first. There are tons of pups out there who need homes and training BEFORE issues arise and setting the right precautions up can make all the difference in lowering those numbers!