Tyson Kilmer, Dog ‘Healer”
Dr. Mark had the pleasure of working with famed dog trainer Tyson Kilmer last week. Tyson is the host of the cable show, Holistic Pet. The producers of the show contacted DePaolo Equine Concepts to do a story on Dr. Mark and one of his cases. If you want to hear more about the TV show episode you can visit our other blog post. This one, being in the sidekicks section of our blog, is more about Tyson and his amazing connection with dogs.
Below bio from Tyson Kilmer’s Website:
For Tyson Kilmer, training animals was a birthright. Raised in a rural community in B.C., Tyson worked with every type of animal from an early age, yet he always had a special affinity and gift for working with canines. Without anyone “teaching” him how to do it, Tyson expertly trained all his family’s dogs, and soon friends and neighbors were hiring him to do the same for their pets, especially those dogs that were unresponsive to traditional training methods. With his own self-taught style, Tyson found that his system of dog and puppy obedience training was 100 percent effective regardless of the animal’s age, temperament or breed. READ MORE>>>
Tyson’s Training Method:
The Tyson Kilmer Method of training covers all the basic commands – including “sit/stay,” “down/stay,” “come/stay” and the perfect “heel” – by use of hand signals, body movement and both verbal correction and praise. Moreover, the Tyson Method puts equal focus on teaching the dog owner all the skills and lifestyle training necessary to insure a happy healthy owner-canine relationship, one that recognizes the importance of balance and mutual respect. As Tyson always says, “A happy healthy dog is one that knows his or her place in the family tree.”
At times, Tyson’s intensive technique can even be considered part-training/part-therapy/dog therapy. That’s why Tyson can honestly proclaim; “He’s healing families one dog at a time!”