The Dog Dude
 

ABOUT MARK ELLIOTT

 
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Most dog lovers will tell you that they always knew they wanted to work with dogs, and I am no different. In 1992, I made a conscious decision to turn my love of dogs into my career. I began by working with groomers and at animal clinics in Toronto, where I had the opportunity to begin consistently observing canine behaviour. Soon, I started pet-sitting and not long after that, dog walking in Toronto, as well.  

I started small, taking out groups of up to three, then six dogs at a time. I soon found myself easily controlling large groups of dogs on and off leash, all of whom followed my lead in a unified state of calm.

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At the start of my career, many people would stop to ask me how I managed to keep control of so many animals. My mind would always go back to one particular interaction I've witnessed many times - the ability of a small 15 pound dog to take a stick away from a 100 pound large breed without any aggression occurring between the dogs.  I marvelled at how two instinct-driven animals could come to such a peaceful agreement without the use of words, and I began closely studying the ways that dogs interacted with each other to communicate their wants and needs. 
 

 
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This idea - that there is so much communication that we humans are missing out on from our dogs, and vice versa -  has since become the basis of my approach to dog training. When I work with people, my goal is always to bridge that gap in communication between dogs and their owners.  I will show you how to use energy, intention, body language, and tones (verbal language) to communicate clearly with your dog(s) and achieve the positive results you've been hoping for.  When you follow my dog training techniques, which are designed to establish you as a leader without using intimidation, I guarantee that you'll be amazed at the improvements in your dog's behaviour.

I'm proud to say that I've never met a dog I couldn't help, no matter how many other methods may have failed in the past. Whether you're simply introducing a new dog to your home, or need a dog trainer who specializes in tough cases like dog aggression, separation anxiety and other dog behavioural problems, I look forward to working with you and your dog.