David Greenberg, Founder and Head Dog Trainer
Hello everyone! My name is David Greenberg, and I found my passion of dog training when I rescued my first dog, Sadie. When I rescued Sadie, I realized she had anxiety problems, and she was extremely fearful of people. Through intensive rehabilitation and training, I was able to rehabilitate Sadie's anxious behaviors and find a new passion in dog training. I founded Calm K9 Training because I wanted to develop a unique real world dog training program that brings out each dog's full potential. At Calm K9 Training, we are not just focused on teaching your dog obedience commands; more importantly, we train your dog to make good choices on their own and access a calm, relaxed state of mind.
When all of these things are in place, you will see a significant transformation in your dog and your relationship with your dog. Your dog's behavior will be improved, and you and your dog will have a type of bond you may have never imagined possible. Our philosophy at Calm K9 Training is that any dog, no matter their breed, size, or history of behavior/aggression can be trained and rehabilitated. There is no dog we cannot help.
Dalia Burks, Trainer
Hi everyone! My name is Dalia and I’m a trainer with Calm K9. I found my passion in dog training a few years back when I rescued my pup Jason Todd from the shelter. Jason came to my family with a laundry list of behavioral problems that stemmed mostly from anxiety. Immediately I knew I had to figure the best ways to communicate with him that the things he feared most he didn’t have to worry about because he is safe and I have things under control. His story was that he was found near a bridge by the highway so I couldn’t imagine what his life must’ve been like to lead him there. All I knew is I wanted to give him the best life possible, with a lot less stress and more time being able to just be a dog. I previously worked with kids for about 13 years in various different fields, so I applied a little of what I learned as far as patience and consistency. Learning to never give up because it’s more worth it for them than it could ever be for you. I’ve always wanted to be helpful and still now parents and children that I’ve worked with in the past remain in contact with me and continue to share their stories and appreciation. Ultimately I understand how stressful, frustrating, and concerning it could be to have a dog that comes with a little more spice than expected. For the “pawrent” and the pup. I believe my purpose in life is to help people so this is just another way I hope to do so.
Henree Rosey, Trainer
Hey there! I’m Henree, or as I like to call myself, your friendly neighborhood dog trainer. Everyone who knew me growing up was sure I would be a veterinarian as an adult, but being a doctor was never for me. I grew up around dogs and taught them the basics in terms of tricks, but once I had moved out on my own and considered adopting, I knew I wanted a dog different from the norm. Yappy, high energy dogs barking and pulling their owners down the street was not my dream as a dog owner.
I looked into dog training well before I adopted my first dog, and from the moment I got him I realized I had overestimated myself. The typical technique of treating to distract would NOT work on this dog, and I needed to find a way to talk to him that made sense to him. Once I started using different tools and techniques, the change in him was like night and day. The dog who used to be a ball of anxiety anytime we stepped foot out of the house was now able to relax at breweries with other dogs and people a few feet away. It’s a change of pace to become the leader in your dogs life, and I always tell people if you want a dog that’s different than the norm, YOU have to be an owner different from the norm. With Calm K9 Training, you can see first hand how the relationship between you and your dog strengthens when you show them strong leadership. My entire goal is to make it so handlers and their dogs are working together, not at odds with each other.
Brandi Hill, Trainer
Hi, my name is Brandi! I am a dog lover and dog trainer. I believe that there are no bad dogs and every dog is trainable.
I found dog training first, as a person in need, and secondly as a means to give back what I've learned to both dogs and people. Earlier in my life, I experienced the stress that can arise in having untrained dogs with problematic behaviors. I had three dogs of my own whom I loved dearly, but, unfortunatley one of my dogs, Maggie, became aggressive with my dog Dixie. I tried everything I could think of and eventually hired a dog trainer, but even my trainer told me that there was nothing I could do about the aggression. I lost hope and ended up rehoming Maggie. This experience tore me apart, and I knew there had to be a better solution. This is when I found Calm K9 Training. I was introduced to new methodologies and comprehensive behavioral strategies that worked with the dog's underlyinig issues. I quickly realized that no situation was hopeless like I thought, I just needed better tools!
As a former owner of my own dog walking and dog sitting business, becoming a dog trainer has allowed me to increase my ability to help those pups who need it most. The reward of not only working with dogs, but seeing real and lasting improvments in their lives while helping owners develop their leadership skills, has been the perfect fit.
I can now happily say I again have three dogs in my household. Althought my dogs initially showed signs of fear and anxiety, I know better now, and in using the Calmk9 Training programming, all of these things have disappeared. I believe in this program, and I know that what we’re doing works. I don't want anyone to feel trapped in the choice I faced with Maggie and Dixie and this training is a way to a better relationship with a calm, confident dog. I love what I do and I can’t wait to share the training with you and your dogs!