I am Steven Kessler, CFDT, a Certified Foundation Dog Trainer. The “Foundation Dog Training System” was developed to provide a systematic approach to troubleshoot behavioral problems and develop an effective plan for dealing with the most difficult dog behavioral and training problems. I am here on Bainbridge Island helping owners and their dogs with any and all behavioral issues as well as providing guidance on how to become your dog’s pack leader. If you require help for anything from housebreaking, selecting the right dog for your home, or even the most serious aggression issues, please feel free to contact me. I currently live here on Bainbridge with my wife Sarah and 5 year old son Tobias.
My mentor, and world renowned dog trainer Mike D’Abruzzo of K9-1 Specialized Dog Training developed this system after many years of taking on the “worst case scenario” dogs after failing under other trainers, many often with a suggestion for euthanization after a consult with a veterinary behaviorist. He needed a quick yet systematic way to figure out what went wrong and do everything possible to help out these dogs and their owners. After completing my apprenticeship I began training owners how to become their dog’s leaders through a combination of pack structure and the highest level of obedience training available. After my start in my hometown of Brooklyn, NY and a stint in the UK I am now training owners and rehabilitating dogs here on Bainbridge Island, WA.
My methods are constantly updated as new ways to fix your dog’s issues or find solutions for the dogs that work their way through the system and still have some genetically or environmental challenges that require a good management plan to succeed without landing them in a shelter or on the euthanasia table.
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND’S VERY OWN DOG WHISPERER IS HERE!