My name is Dale, and I am the CEO and Founder of Top Gun Dog Training. In 2008, while living in Florence, AL, I rescued this amazing 3-month-old Lab Husky Mix named Spaulding. After working with many top dog trainers in AL and FL and using the tools learned to train Spaulding, I took several professional Dog Trainer Courses and created Top Gun Dog Training. I specialize in training puppies starting at 10 weeks old.
I specialize in Puppy Obedience Training and have successfully trained over 1000 puppies in my career through my highly successful puppy training program. I love working with people to help them raise a happy, healthy, and obedient puppy.
I regularly contribute to many national publications, providing my expertise for articles, news stories, and blog posts. You can see all of my contributions on my Press page.
My training methods combine classical and operant conditioning, primarily positive reinforcement. I follow the Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) Effective Behavior Intervention Policy, as explained on this page here.
Methods I Use For Obedience Training:
Methods I use for Behavior Modification:
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I have earned a CDTK (Certified in Dog Training Knowledge) through the Master Course, as well as a Certificate in Dog Training and Behavior through the Core Skills Course at Catch Canine Trainers Academy.
I have completed the Aggression in Dogs Master Course with Michael Shikashio - Certificate of Completion in August 2020 from AggressiveDog.com
As an AKC CGC Evaluator, you may administer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy program, Canine Good Citizen (CGC), AKC Community Canine (the advanced level of CGC), Urban CGC, Video Home Manners, and Trick Dog tests. You may also complete the process to become approved as an AKC Temperament Test (ATT) evaluator and AKC FIT DOG Instructor.
To learn more about AKC's most popular test, the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC), click here.
Dale Buchanan, Dog Trainer in Huntsville, AL is the puppy training expert with the following credentials:
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