Our trainer, Justin Cournoyea, has been working professionally as a dog trainer and behavior expert for well over a decade. In 2005 Justin started off doing only home visits for aggressive dogs. He then started teaching classes with Midwest Animal Rescue in 2008.
Justin’s real skill is working with reactive dogs and nervous reactions. As he puts it “There is rarely true aggression in the domestic dog.” Most reactivity comes from a lack of confidence, fear, and the feeling of not being safe in an environment.
When asked, he considers himself more of an interpreter for people than a trainer. We here at Oneka can not deny the results of his methods. Over the years he has continued helping rescues, fosters, and families having issues with their dog’s behavior.
While Justin has the methods and tools he prefers, he is well-versed in whatever tools you would like to use. Your comfort with your training tool means a lot to him. This includes pinch collars, martingale collars, gentle leaders, harnesses, and remote collars (Only upon request)