WELCOME TO THE PACK!
Training with a Twist!
Welcome to Packman to the Rescue, where we believe that it’s about training people, NOT training dogs! At Packman to the Rescue, we’re committed to restoring the relationship between human and dog, and ensuring that each home is filled with a happy pup and a happy human, so that both will thrive in an environment that runs off of stellar communication, healthy boundaries, and a whole lot of love! Our primary goal should be to give our dogs what they want and need first. Then, they will be able to give us what we want and need afterwards. This way, you will have created a bond and relationship that will last a lifetime. But to do so effectively, we first need to learn the psychology of a dog and how to speak “dog language.” In our world, when you’re part of our pack, it means for good. And that means that no dog (or human) gets left behind. We’ve worked with even the most challenging cases, and have turned dogs from troubled, disruptive, or unruly to happy, fulfilled, and well-behaved. So, join our pack, and let's start the journey of a lifetime together.
At Packman to the Rescue, we’re dedicated to teaching you the psychology of a dog, along with how to understand and communicate "dog language." Our philosophy and approach will allow you to easily succeed because it focuses on what's necessary to meet your dog's core needs first. A human-dog relationship is just that, a relationship. It’s based on trust and respect. Therefore, it's not about having a “well-trained” dog! Rather, it needs to be about being a "well-trained dog owner." What that means is that humans must learn what dogs actually want, need and desire in order to be happy, fulfilled, and well-behaved. Otherwise, the relationship is one-sided.
THE PACKMAN WAY
We do things a little bit differently here, and we wouldn’t want it any other way. At Packman to the Rescue, we kick traditional dog training techniques to the curb. And that’s what makes us so different than most “dog trainers.” We know more than anyone the struggles of dog training, as opposed to understanding the actual way that dogs think, feel, and act. Traditional dog training techniques, which focus on the exclusive use of treats and obedience commands, do absolutely nothing when it comes to fixing the root cause of a dog’s behavioral issue. The focus should be on fixing the problem, and not the consequence of the problem. For example, a dog that jumps all over your guests when they arrive at your home is NOT the problem. The problem is that the dog is excited. EXCITEMENT is the real problem! Jumping is the RESULT of a dog that is overly excited. And if you’re screaming, getting angry, feeling frustrated, you’re adding even more excitement to an already raging fire.
We pride ourselves on looking at each aspect of both human and dog psychology, and we base our training techniques on those feelings and patterns because, since dogs will not trust, respect, or follow weak or negative energy, our own state of mind plays a major role in our dog’s behavior and psychological well being.
Meet the leader of our pack!
This may come to you as a surprise, but Pat was actually terrified of dogs for most of his adult life! He also used to be shy, anxious, insecure and fearful. Does that sound like the Packman we know and love today? Surely not! However, at the age of 40, he did a total career change, and hasn’t looked back since!
How did he do it? Well, it was a long and wild ride, but boy, has he come a long way. In fact, it wasn’t until after he was forced to face his fear of dogs, discovering The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, and subsequently adopting and rehabilitating Socks, his Pitbull, that he realized his true talent for understanding and rehabilitating troubled dogs.
But mostly, it was then that he discovered his true passion, which is to help people overcome their own fears, anxieties, and insecurities, along with teaching them how to understand the psychology of a dog and how to communicate “dog-language.”
And that is exactly what he’s devoted his life to doing ever since he left his 16-year career in financial services, and established Packman to the Rescue, K9 Solutions & Coaching.