You must’ve stumbled upon this page because you’re looking for a good dog trainer in Central Massachusetts. Why not hire the best? Kyle Cordero from Kinematic Canine answers some questions about himself and dog training in the interview below!
How long have you been a dog trainer?
I’ve been training dogs since 2015. I started during off hours back when I was a cop.
Tell us about your dog!
Her name is Samantha, she’s 3 years old as of August. She’s 100% Western German Shepherd from the Vom Bär Berg litter. She is trained in scent detection for live human odor as well as FEMA search and rescue.
Do you want more dogs?
Yes! My girlfriend and I are planning to add a few… Corgi, another Shepherd, and a Leonberger. Along with a few farm animals!
What certifications do you hold in relation to dog training?
CPDT-KA, Red Cross pet first aid/CPR. I have hundreds of recorded hours of continued education on canine behavior, training theory and sports such as agility, K9 fitness, scent detection, and obedience.
How do you handle a dog who is aggressive towards other dogs?
Dog-Dog aggression doesn’t have an immediate remedy. Because dogs are so unique, it would be impossible to apply the same method to each situation and expect the same results. The situation, environment and dogs involved, among other things need to be investigated and analyzed in order to properly implement a training plan.
How do you decide on a training program for a dog?
The same applies for this as the last question. Because each dog is so unique, we must create the most appropriate and rewarding training plan for both owner/handler and the dog. The owner’s desires and the dog’s capabilities are not always a match.
What are the easiest dogs to work with, in your opinion?
In my opinion, German Shepherds. Of course I am biased but I feel I understand them the most and that they seem to understand me. Their level of intelligence is very high and their quick wits make them emotionally intelligent, humorous and will challenge me as a trainer each and every day with their smarts and energy levels.
What are the hardest dogs to work with, in your opinion?
This one’s tough… My first thought is the laziest of dogs are the most difficult to work with. There isn’t a specific breed, it’s a personality issue. Not because of the difficulty in trainability, but because the length of time you can keep them interested in learning can be challenging. Conversely, I enjoy working with the outrageously energetic dogs. Once you can direct their energy, they become phenomenal performers in whatever sport or games you introduce them to.
What methods do you use as a dog trainer?
I’m a big supporter and follower of positive reinforcement based training using scientifically proven methods. Every tool has its purpose. For example, if you are removing a wall in your house for renovations, a crow bar and hammer will probably do. A bulldozer is absolute overkill, not to mention the excess damage. This is still a controversial subject, but that’s the camp I’m in. Most professional dog trainer organizations have adopted the LIMA (Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive) guidelines.
How long does it typically take to see results from dog training?
Again, every dog is so different so time changes with each client. But it mostly is a result of the dogs owners and their effort. I’m there to provide tools, and to teach and motivate you and your dog to meet your goals. If I have a hard working owner, results can be seen quickly. Depending on the skill, it could be a few minutes to a few months or years depending on what needs to be addressed.
What would you say to someone who just got a puppy?
I would hope I was called before someone got a new puppy that needed advice. One of the worst and sometimes often cases I get is having to work with a client who has a dog that is “too much”. An inexperienced owner with no previous dogs should not start with something like a Belgian Malinois. A happy Labrador would be better suited to that person. I have seen so many dogs get turned to shelters because they were “too much” for their owners. I wish people truly did their research beforehand.
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