My journey to become a trainer and owner with Sit Means Sit started as a customer. I met Paul Pollock and his trainers at the RV Show at the IX center and signed up for the free in home demo.
Their dogs were amazing, but I was a bit skeptical that they could help us. We had just rescued Dozer, an adorable Basset mix. Though he was loving and affectionate with us, he was incredibly aggressive with strangers and guests. During the demo, the trainer was able to get Dozer to calmly come and sit by him and allow him to pet him. We were amazed and signed up Dozer and Penny, our 6 month old SUPER energetic (destructive) chocolate lab puppy.
With our initial three lessons, we learned that Dozers aggressiveness was from fear, and we were taught how to help him manage it and increase his self-confidence. He now has the self-confidence to be as lovable and affectionate with others as with us.
Penny was the opposite of Dozer; an abundance of self-confidence and drive. She was always into something and had a mind of her own. She rarely came when called. By the end of training, she was off leash with us and was able to listen to what was asked, regardless of the distractions! As a Registered Nurse, I would take her to work with me. The patients loved having her around to brighten their day. She never could have done this without the self-control Sit Means Sit helped us teach her.
When I had the opportunity to come work with Paul and his team I jumped at the chance to help people get the happy, confident, obedient furry family member they had dreamed of.
The longer I worked as a trainer the more I knew this is what I wanted to do. Paul encouraged me to open a franchise. I attended The Sit Means Sit Dog Training and Business Franchise ownership school, in Las Vegas, NV.