Jose specializes in providing tools for owners and their dogs so that they can communicate more clearly and understand each other better, building a healthier and more sustainable relationship between them. By addressing each client and their dog very specifically, Jose is able to teach owners about the complex and many times different languages of both dogs and humans, and how they can be well versed in both. Most dog/owner relationships can be improved greatly by making only slight adjustments in our behavioral patterns and environment, and by us humans being consistent with the way we communicate with our dogs. Jose brings forward 14+ years of caring for dogs and their owners and travels across the country doing training sessions . He has been chosen Thumbtack's Top Pro three years in a row.

Some reviews from Thumbtack....

5/5 stars Dog Training - Private Lessons -Verified Review
Jose is gifted in understanding dog and human behavior.

He spoke with me by phone about my situation to gather all the details in advance.
He answered my thumbtack request promptly and was on time after a long commute to my home.
When he met my "pack" he immediately sensed that what was causing the problem behavior with one of my dogs was actually the anxious high energy of my other dog.
This I would not have known myself and likely would had had me barking up the wrong tree.
Now, with some suggestions and tools from Jose, I am confident I can address my situation properly
I recommend him most highly.
ilona c. on January 31, 2016

5/5 stars Dog Training - Private Lessons

We weren't sure where to begin when it came to our 4 year old Yorkie/Affenpinscher mix. Overall, Hugo's a great dog who knows all of the basic commands, however, he barked and jumped an overwhelming amount.
We searched for traditional training schools, but they wanted to charge an exorbitant amount to train Hugo how to sit, stay and come (things he already knows), before they would teach what we really needed.

Jose offered exactly what we were looking for. He was willing to come to our home and teach Hugo in the environment where we had the most issue. We felt he really listened to our concerns and tried to come up with a workable solution for us. He even worked with our other dog, at no additional charge, in order to simulate the circumstances when the two dogs rile each other up and continuous barking ensues.

He was also very prompt in returning calls and emails and scheduling the first lesson, which I appreciated as I have a busy travel schedule.

Hugo is doing well at learning the commands Jose equipped us with and is stopping his barking a little quicker, not jumping as much and, bonus, is doing well staying off of the furniture.

We highly recommend Jose.
Anna K. on January 13, 2016

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