Roseann DeLuca, Owner-Trainer
I've worked with many different kinds of dogs over the years since opening my dog training business in 2002. In fact over 100 AKC & CKC breeds of dogs and all the mixed breeds in between have passed through my training center doors. Though the working German Shepherd is my "breed", I have a special place in my heart for little dogs since I grew up with a chihuahua and chihuahua-pom mix back in the 60's.
My special interest in training is in behavior. Incorporating training with simple behavioral concepts can make amazing quick changes in dogs with "issues" such as aggression, anxiety. I love being able to help change rescue dogs start over in happy new lives. I also believe and teach (and live) proper Pack Management with multiple dogs (and other animals too, we have cats, horses and chickens). I really believe in helping the owner understand what is going on and fixing it through training- combining behavioral concepts with obedience and pack leadership.
My niche and real success in pet training comes from a professional background of 30 plus years in Search and Rescue fields and especially in the Urban Search and Rescue work I've done for the past 20 years with FEMA. As a Canine Search Specialist, I learned that in order for my working dogs to be able to do their jobs in areas of really high distractions (like the first nine days at the WTC on 9/11) they HAD to be able to pay attention to me. They could not be interested in the environment and what was happening around them. They had to tune that out and focus on the job at hand. I took this concept of teaching this first layer of learning in my pet dog training; and thats where the success began for me and my clients.
I am contacted all the time by folks saying their dog "knows" exactly what to do but doesn't do it all the time. It's all about getting him to pay attention and I can show you how :)
Please visit our Other Links Page if you'd like to know even more or about the LLC Knights On Cold Creek Farm, Registered Champion Maine Coon Cats, and European working-line German Shepherd dogs and limited breeding program. You can also click here to see more of my professional background on LinkedIn
photo Ben and Rose at a FEMA US&R K9 certification 2012