By My Side Canine Trainers
Theresa Cameron, Head Trainer and Co-founder of By My Side Canine
Cory Cameron, Trainer and Co-owner
Jacob Cameron, Trainer
BALANCED DOG TRAINING…
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A BALANCED DOG TRAINER?
A balanced system of dog training utilizes a wide array of tools, techniques, and philosophies. Our goal is to set dogs and their owners up for success in a manner that is clear, fair, consistent, and humane. Dogs, like humans, are individuals so we do not support a one-size-fits-all approach. If something is not working, we have an entire tool box of training techniques to choose from.
Balanced training is also about understanding that training dogs is not just about teaching them to perform a series of obedience commands for a treat. Yes, the obedience foundation work is important, but what’s even more important is your dog’s state of mind, and your ability to own the role of leader in the relationship. Most behavior issues are a symptom of a much deeper problem. Dogs living in an anxious, stressed out state of mind cannot learn and connect with you, and ultimately end up making very bad choices. Our unique training system is all about teaching you how to clearly and effectively communicate with your dog in a manner that he can understand. We teach our clients how to set up a structured lifestyle for their dogs. Dogs thrive on structure and guidance, and once this is accomplished many behavior problems fade away, or never even start.
We bring dogs into our lives to be our friends and companions, yet often forget that they see our human world vastly different than we do. We strive to help dog owners understand how to bridge the gap between how they think and feel, and how their dog thinks and feels when it comes to navigating life in a human world.
"Properly trained, man can be dog's best friend." Corey Ford
EDUCATION AND AFFILIATIONS
Theresa is a graduate of the International School for Dog Trainers (ISDT) where she studied and trained extensively under renown dog trainers, Martin Deeley, Pat Trichter and James Hamm and earned her certification in E-Touch, and Pet Dog Training. Theresa wanted to train with the best, and both Martin Deeley and James Hamm are ranked among the top ten dog trainers in the United States. It's of note to mention the International School for Dog Trainers is the only school endorsed by Garmin and Big Leash to teach the humane introduction and use of their remote trainers.
Theresa, Cory and Jacob Cameron completed a certified private shadow program with trainer, Heather Beck, and her team at K9 Lifeline. They trained one-on-one with Heather extensively using her unique approach to transforming dogs by utilizing large group socialization, "The Basics" a 5 Step training method she developed, and trained using her K9-Lifeline Transitional Lead (patent pending).
Theresa and Cory are members of the
International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP).
By My Side Canine subscribes to K9 Lifeline Live (worldwide), a private Facebook group with an interactive learning video format by professional dog trainers for professional dog trainers. Content provided by three world-wide top trainers, Heather Beck, Jason Vasconi and Marc Goldberg. The daily content and interaction of hundreds of dog trainers means if we come across a problem we have never seen before, most likely someone in this group from all over the world has!