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Community Pack Walk, Bring Your Dog & Join The Fun!
January 1, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Arizona Dog Training will be proving free dog help for any individuals who need special focus during the walk.We look forward to seeing you there.
We will also be selling our custom non painful training leashes for anyone needing extra control with their dog. Contact us for questions 480-622-4015
Please be advised that this address is for both the Lake and the Dog Park. We are meeting near the Lake and the trail that goes around it starting near the soccer fields.
Please call or text 480-622-4015 if you are at the event and don’t see anyone.
Owning a dog is a lifestyle choice and we are here to help!
We are here to disrupt the dog training industry and change the current trends.
Our non painful dog training method is revolutionizing the dog training industry by demonstrating change in a saturated market filled with painful tools like shock, choke, prong and e collar.
We are proud to offer free dog training lessons to anyone, whether they are locals or they are out of state. Dog training is a lifestyle the same way owning a dog is a lifestyle. Our dog training methods are here to show you how you can live your life and get control of any dog. Our non painful dog training method and free dog help campaign have helped over 10,000 dogs each year as well continue to strive to make a difference.
Please Read The Following Blog Post For Shocking Facts About the Dog Insutry!
Let me begin by saying: 1.5 Million Dogs get rescued every year and over half of them get returned. In any business you need evaluations and some type of management. The dog training industry is an unmonitored business platform that has failed to solve its #1 problem. In order make a difference we need to come together and focus our efforts on one specific goal.
It brings tears to my eyes when I speak or write about this problem and the movement needed to make significant change. When I watched the movie MILK many years ago about the first openly gay elected official and his quote ” I am not a candidate, I am part of a movement, the movement is the candidate, there is a difference, you don’t see it but I do.”
A few years later I saw Simon Sinek’s Ted talk about with the concept of the golden circle, “It’s not what you do, but WHY you do it”
I never imagined when I started helping dogs all those years ago that I would be the one who had to do something. I have been brining dog trainers together and we are spreading like wild fire.
I am not here to offend anyone I am attacking the industry. In any business if you have a 50% return rate over 50 years, you have failed. The dog training industry being leaderless and without focus has failed the public as well as the dogs we care so much about. Its time to be disruptive and stand together. Its time to put our egos aside, realize our names and companies do not matter if we are not making significant change. If you believe what I believe please share and spread the word. Going our movement, and contact me anytime. I wake up every day with a fire burning inside me because this issue revolts me. I am angered by this blind insanity we have continued to deem social acceptable. Help me swim against the current trends and bring an end to dogs being returned after they get rescued. This is not an I am Dog Training Movement this is a WE ARE DOG TRAINING MOVEMENT.
To create change in an industry you can’t simply ride along in a Bull Market following with the trends. You have to disrupt current trends with alternative solutions! Its time to pop the dog training bubble and be honest about what is going on. Dog Training is not just a job, Dog Training is not just a skill, Dog Training is a lifestyle. Dog Training is more than just a 6.5 Billion Dollar Industry. We believe that dog training has been on the decline for a long time with no serious acknowledgment of the severity of the problems within the dog training industry.
I have been 100% ANTI shock, choke, prong & E Collar from the very beginning. I want to put an end to painful tools and techniques. Why is it still ok to use primitive techniques similar to electro shock therapy? Dog Training, similar to therapy should be delicate and treated with the most ethical solutions. The best results don’t come from taking medications and using electro shock therapy as a general way to solve every problem. To assume that training a dog with a painful method or technique is to blindly diagnose the problem and apply the only technique you know how to use. IN my personal experience I have found that although there may be many similarities amount all dog behaviors, each dog is a different case. It is important to evaluate each dog and understand why is acts the way it does before training it, especially with a painful tool like a shock, choke, prong or E collar. All Painful Dog Training tools at this point should be banned. They are primitive and unethical and cause more harm than they do good.
It’s time to update the dog training industries standards. My Non Painful Alternative Method is revolutionizing the dog training industry helping dog owners everywhere! I believe in a world where we don’t go to the store and have an option to buy any dog training tools like shock, choke, prong or E collars. This is a future that will have less dogs in the shelters, dogs with bad behaviors.
We as dog trainers have to think bigger than just helping a few thousand dogs per year. Out of the 1.5 million dogs rescued every year over half of them get returned. This is partially a result of the side effects of painful training methods that can get quick results. This is also partially because we don’t offer public service announcements to help dog owners be prepared. I believe that to solve a problem we have to first acknowledge that there is one.
I started training dogs by rescuing dogs from the kill list and rehabilitating them in order to find them forever homes. I went from the very bottom of the barrel helping the end result from this epidemic we are facing. As a problem solver the more involved I go in the dog industry the more problems I saw. So I kept taking positive steps to make small changes in the industry.
As a younger dog trainer and entrepreneur I was overwhelmed with the complexities of the dog training industry and the problems within its foundation. After completing over 10,000 free lessons in order to inform dog owners of the simple concepts all dog owners must understand I found that this was still not a significant impact.
Finally taking a step back from the dog industry to look at it with a new perspective I found similarities between the epidemic between incarceration per capita in the USA as well as the way the Republican Party publicly views the Global Warming situation we are so obviously facing.
In order to really make change in a leaderless industry you must become the leader that is needed. In order to set an example for what dog trainers should strive to be like in the dog training industry you have to stand up for what you believe.
When faced with a problem so big that everyone turns a blind eye, there is a huge opportunity to do something extraordinary. Sometimes all it takes is one person who believes so firmly in making change it creates enough force to light the match starting a movement to revolutionize an industry.
My name is Dylan Blau and I am the Owner of Arizona Dog Training and founder of We Are Dog Training. I believe there is a huge problem with the dog training industry as it stands today. Over the past 100 years there have only been a few ways to train a dog and get results. We are all familiar with the common treat, clicker & positive reinforcement styles of training. In the past 20 years as technology has evolved we have seen new tools and techniques advance the way we train dogs. The typical shock collar has evolved into an E Collar where you can control the pain from 1-200. Sit means Sit is the largest e collar dog training franchise in the USA and they have do an incredible job. We have seen methods of more dominance & submission styles of training similar to Cesar Millan The Dog Whisperer, where he will make his hand into a mouth and force your dog into a submission. We have seen many trends over the years when it comes to dog training however they are not natural. Similar to training an elephant at the zoo by poking it with sharp rods; just because it gets results doesn’t mean it is ethical or natural. In the psychology world they have evolved from using electro shock therapy to giving xanax and other life numbing solutions that are less painful.
Whether or not dog trainers like to admit it, we are just like magicians. The Pledge, Turn & Prestige should be part of our dialogue as we pledge to get results that to them are impossible or unachievable to the ordinary viewer (dog owner). The problem with the dog training industry is in the next step of the magic show. Most dog trainers like to keep their secrets to themselves as it’s their tangible form of self worth. We assume that if we show our secrets to the general public anyone could steal our ideas and become competition. We assume that by keeping our skills a secret that we are more valuable. However a true talent cannot be compromised. Just because you show someone how to do a magic trick, that doesn’t make them a magician, showmanship, practicing one single trick over 10,000 times are just a few other other attributes to a magician. So why do so many magicians and dog trainers keep their secrets? I personally love magic and the magicians who showed how to do the tricks got more views than a common trick. Giving your fans or clients an in-depth view of your process makes the learning process more effective and memorable. Its not enough to force a dog to sit.
When I first started training dogs I was rescuing them from the kill list at the local animal shelters in Arizona. I was able to hone my craft and rehabilitate hundreds of dogs, finding them forever homes. Spending most of my time helping dogs that have been returned to the shelters more than once I began to notice a trend. Out of the 1.5 million or so dogs that get rescued each year over half of them get returned to the shelters or left on the streets, this was the problem that needed to be solved.
Realizing that this was a a huge problem I had to find a way to simplify it. Its in our nature to follow the path of least resistance and this leads us to find easy solutions to problems. We tend to not think about the long term results or consequences of the choices we make to achieve a short term goal.
I compare dominate and submissive styles of training to bullying in schools. When someone is bullied and put in a forced situation to be submissive this can leave long lasting effects. Yes we see a short term effect where students are categorized into diverse groups schools. This pattern of bullying physically or mentally to individuals who are all part of a group has created a permanent diversity among students. When an individual does not feel safe, similar to an employee who doesn’t have job security, we see a lack of focus, production and less than standard results. When we see students in an environment where they feel safe and comfortable their general productivity, creative outlook & general results are exponentially better. There is no ceiling for what they can learn or create.
There are many differences between dogs and humans. This is something that has not been discussed or updated in many years. By not informing the public on general concepts that apply to all dogs and all dog owners we fail as an industry. It is time for the dog training industry to have a rude awakening. All of the one trick ponies who only know one way to train a dog, All of the idiots who still use shock, choke or prong collar and anyone not trained by a professional who is using an e collar pretending to be a dog trainer. Just because there is no one to reinforce the way dog trainers train dog and hold them accountable doesn’t mean we can not make change. The dog training industry is poorly managed and their is no focus. I am a problem solver and I have continued to solve problems with in the industry however I have reached my limit. The problem with the dog training industry is not the shelters, or the trainers, its the Dog Training Industry as a whole. Everyone who is committed their life to helping the dogs in shelters have not accomplished the goal. We all love dogs and have a passion for them yet without proper organization and execution we will continue to function in this blind insanity. No longer are we blind. I hope…I know that there are more dog trainers and lovers out there who want significant change and they understand the perspective I am taking. If we all can admit there is a problem we can move forward and make change. If we acknowledge that we have a problem we can start to experiment with solutions. The problem with dogs in shelters & the amount of people we have incarcerated are both extreme situations that need attention. When a problem is as large as these two issues we tend to feel overwhelm and cannot see a clear solution.