About Mr. Pit:
I am a dog behaviorist, which means that I rehabilitate dogs and train people. It’s an important distinction, and one that can be hard for people to understand. Most of my time will be spent on a one on one with you and your pooch.
What dog training does not do is solve behavioral issues. I’m sure many of you reading this have had the experience of calling your dog to come to you — something you’ve trained them to do — but they ignore you because they see a squirrel, rabbit, another animal or something else that steals their attention. In these cases, the “training” goes right out the window.
In order to rehabilitate a dog, you need to figure out what it is in the dog’s environment that is causing the misbehavior. Are they bored? Frustrated? Overexcited? Fearful? If you don’t deal with those issues, you can have a well-trained dog that will sit on command and still be completely bored or frustrated.
The biggest factor in a dog’s environment that affects its behavior is the energy of the people around it. Our dogs are our mirrors. They reflect back the energy we give them, and if we are not calm and assertive they cannot be calm and submissive. This is where the “behaviorist” part of what I do comes into play. If you want a well-behaved dog, you need to have a happy and fulfilled dog through exercise, discipline, and affection.
Mr. Pit is a US ARMY Veteran and a retired Police Officer from Puerto Rico. His love for dogs and experience in Law Enforcement drove him to pursue studies as a Texas Animal Control Officer. Later on, he went to California to train with the Dog Whisperer himself, Cesar Millan. He is also certified as a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.
His biggest motivation is to help dogs and their “parents” have a successful and happy life together.