Marie Bymaster, The DogMaster

"I train dogs AND people"

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METHOD OF TRAINING:
My method of training is reward based, also known as Positive Reinforcement.  Simply put, this means the dog gets everything he wants (praise, touch, attention, treat or toy) if he does what is asked of him, or he gets nothing at all if he doesn't comply.  He soon figures this out and begins to make the right choices on his own.  Positive reinforcement builds a dog's self-esteem, creating a more confident dog.  I use no physical force, no pinch or choke collars, no yelling, no hitting, no shock collars, etc..  I remain calm, yet assertive at all times (I will teach you this technique as well).  This builds trust and respect between both of us. 

I have always been able to "connect" with dogs and this connection has given me the ability to work successfully with hundreds of them.  My passion for dogs is unbridled and that is why I always say that "training dogs is not my job, it is my passion."

PHILOSOPHY:
I believe that training pet dogs AND their human partners is a major necessity in forming a lifelong, respectful and trustworthy relationship between the two.  I also believe there would be far less dogs in shelters and rescues if this was achieved.  To train a dog is to save it's life!  Volunteering at animal shelters and rescues is an important part of my life - it not only gives me the chance to satisfy my passion - but it give me the chance to show the dogs that they are not forgotten; that someone cares for and loves them and that there is the possibility of a second chance for them.

MY MISSION:
To train as many dogs AND people as I can in an effort to save each others lives!

MY FAVORITE QUOTES:
"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.  You are his life, his love, his leader.  He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.  You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."  - Anonymous
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In loving memory and dedicated to Jerome 7-30-74 to 7-20-86, Kari  12-28-85 to 12-6-99, and Valentine 2-14-2000 to 1-7-2015.)

"There are no bad dogs - only bad owners" - Unknown  (However, I would change "only bad owners" to "only uneducated owners".


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