The Mentor Program
Customized for you, guidance for life
Group Mentor Program:
A Four Day Course, limited to five students. Each student will receive ample, hands-on time to work with dogs. There will also be sufficient time for your questions to be addressed. You are welcome to bring your personal dog, or a client's dog entrusted to your care. The dogs Brian will have in for Board and Train will be available for you to work with, and to learn from as well. We will begin each day of the program at 9:00am, and conclude at approximately 5:00pm.
A fundamental intention Brian has for the Group Mentor Program is to become acquainted with each student's individual knowledge and experience. The first day will commence with Brian listening to each of you, allowing him to gain an understanding of your goals and objectives for taking the course. In the second half of the day, Brian will evaluate each dog brought to the course. He will also introduce and discuss the Board and Train dogs under his care. You will be invited and encouraged to participate in the full Intake/Evaluation process, and in follow up sessions with Brian's clients.
The Second through the Fourth days of the Course will be dedicated to achieving Goals for Success:
Develop an Action Plan for each dog
Know When and How to Change Direction
Acknowledgement of the roles Structure and Nutrition may play in a dog's behavior
Learn to "Read" each dog with an Open Mind
An ability to Observe and to Communicate with clients and their dogs
Creative Ways and Solutions to Move The Dog and The Human Forward
There will be a 1.5 hour break each day, and lunch will be provided at that time.
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One-on-One Mentor Program:
A Private Mentor Program offers the most flexibility and is customized to the goals of the student. This Program is available throughout the year and can be coordinated between your and Brian's calendar. If you are interested in a Private Mentorship, contact Brian to arrange a phone consultation to customize a program for you.
"I first met Brian at a workshop where he was co-teaching with another trainer. Brian was very patient as I practiced concepts that were brand new to me. I learned a lot about the “drives of dogs” but I still felt like I came home with a basic understanding of the concepts. I had the opportunity to take part in his mentorship program, which was a smaller, more intimate setting. We were able to ask a lot of questions and get plenty of hands on time with real client dogs. We even got to watch him work with his human clients, including an initial consultation. I left his mentorship with a more complete understanding of dog “drives", the significance of "long line work”, and the overall business of dog training. The best part is he’s the nicest guy ever and provides support when you go home. He’s also very generous with his time and knowledge and for that I’m forever grateful. I highly recommend Brian’s mentorship program to any trainer or dog owner that wants to dive deeper into relationship building and dog behavior."
JP Mendoza - Trainer, JP’s Dog Fulfillment Services, Gainesville, FL
Founder, Candace’s Pack Dog Rescue