Bill is a professional pet dog trainer, an honors graduate of Animal Behavior College (ABC), a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), and a member of the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA). In addition, he is certified in Pet First Aid by the American Red Cross.
Bill is a passionate believer in positive reinforcement dog training based on the scientific principles of animal learning theory. He adapts his training to suit each dog’s skill and comfort level, rather than a textbook standard. This method ensures faster learning—and happier dogs.
Bill stays current on the latest training techniques in his field by regularly attending seminars, most recently completing a three day workshop with Turid Rugaas, one of the most respected lecturers on canine communication and clinics with Rick Smith and George Hickox, two of the premiere bird dog trainers in the country.
Bill resides in Valencia with his wife and three dogs.