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Hi from Los Angeles

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Lou Castle, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Lou Castle

    Lou Castle Banned

    Apr 18, 2011
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    Hi Everyone. I'm Lou Castle and I live in Los Angeles. I'm a retired police officer who was a K-9 handler for my department and then the in-house trainer. I now do dog training seminars and have a few private clients. Mostly I work with police service dogs and SAR K−9's but I also work with pets. I've been in dog training since 1979.

    My favorite tool is the Ecollar. I know that will make me unpopular with many but I've never been interested in how many people like me or don't like me. I use whatever tool/method is appropriate for the dog I'm working with and what I'm teaching.
  2. lymorelynn

    lymorelynn UN Peacekeeper in training
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    Oct 4, 2008
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    Welcome to the forum :)
  3. newfiesmum

    newfiesmum Banned

    Apr 21, 2010
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    Then why mention it? My favourite tools for training dogs are treats, toys, rewards and praise. Never found anything that works better.
  4. Rottiefan

    Rottiefan PetForums VIP

    Jun 20, 2010
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    I was at Dr Ian Dunbar's seminar yesterday and he was saying how he went to speak at a 6 day training and behaviour conference in America where nearly all the people there used e-collars and metal collars. Yet, despite Ian mixing with these folks and seeing how they work, he still says there is no use whatsoever.

    One thing I find true is that there is less arguing between trainers who use aversives. Let's see if you can keep up with the tradition. Welcome to the forum. :)
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