Meet Darrell

Some of you read our post yesterday and are probably wondering, “Thursday’s with Darrell, who on earth is Darrell and what is so special about him that he gets Thursdays all to himself at “The Daily Bark?””

Meet Darrell,

Darrell is the owner of The Pet Palace here in Houston, Texas. he is also our trainer and behavioral consultant. He began his career working with dogs through his pet sitting business “Pet~Pals In-Home Pet Sitting” in 1994. Since that time, he has received his Certified Pet Care Technician accreditation, Certified in Pet CPR,  Behavior problem solving 1, Advanced Behavioral Solving, and is also a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. Darrell has had the privilege of studying under the internationally recognized British behaviorialist John Rogerson of Northern Centre for Canine Behaviour and continued his studies under his mentor, the late Lee Mannix of Lee Mannix Center for Canine Behavior in Austin, Texas.

Darrell’s unique approach to training and understanding of dog behavior and animal/human relationships brings successful communication between the pet and pet owners who have tried and failed at conventional methods of training. It starts from the inside out with proper nutrition followed by encouragement and reinforcement of the desired behavior. Darrell accomplishes this with his distinctive approach which lends to success in all of his training efforts.

While providing leadership is essential it  can be accomplished harmoniously rather than using extraneous devices used to whip dogs into submission as quickly as possible. As a result, dogs not only learn to obey commands, they become confident, secure, and holistically interactive with their owner.

With all this knowledge who better to answer those questions, so get to sending (! Remember all questions are welcome and will be posted anonymously!

“Wouldn’t it be nice if your pet would…”

  • Walk on a loose leash
  • Walk through a crowd of people without being out of control
  • Sit or Lie down on command
  • Come without being called repeatedly
  • React appropriately when approached by another dog
  • Enjoy a game or puzzle when home alone rather than destroy something they shouldn’t
One Response to “Meet Darrell”
  1. Terri Richison says:

    We live in a rural area and several of our neighbors let their dogs roam free. I have a 100 lb Great Pyrneese mix and we walk with a loose leash UNTIL another dog gets in her face. I understand the problem dog is just protecting ‘his’ terriority, which unfortunately includes the street where we walk. Is it possible to train my dog to ignore these aggressive incounters? And if so, how?

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