Going to the Dogs!

I’m handing this blog over to my husband for a moment because he needs to tell you about the coolest thing he’s done in a long time.  Ladies & gentlemen, Richie Wilson:

There are a few things in life that I really, really love.  For those that know me, it comes as no shock when I say that I love my wife, training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, riding a motorcycle, and my dogs…I friggin’ love dogs.  I love my dogs, I love dogs I meet on the street, I love my friend’s dogs and I love dogs that I have never even met before.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That’s why when the boom was suddenly lowered and I was told that my job would be no more, I knew that this was the opportunity I had been waiting for to find some way to work with dogs.  I needed to get the best training available so picking a school was a no brainer – I was going to make the most of my time off and spend it at Anthony Jerone’s School of Dog Training (http://DogSchoolNY.com).  If you live in the 5 boroughs (especially Queens) and you are a dog person, then you who Anthony is.  For many years I would drive down Francis Lewis Blvd, see his school and always think how cool it would be to be fortunate enough to work with “man’s best friend”.

Let me jump back a few years and tell you of my first interaction with Anthony.  Everyone who knows me knows about the love I have for my Rottweiler, Elvis, who passed away.  It was Anthony who is partially responsible for Elvis being the greatest dog I have ever known.

Elvis & me

Elvis

Elvis was 7 months old when I rescued him from a kill shelter and a rambunctious 7 month old Rottweiler can be a HUGE handful to deal with – especially one with no known obedience training.  Luckily I found out about a free doggy boot camp Anthony runs on Saturday’s at Crocheron Park, Queens starting every April (http://www.dogschoolny.com/boot.html).  After only 3 visits to the boot camp, Elvis was learning basic obedience (heel & sit) and that would eventually help him to become that dog that would impact my life in a way I never thought an animal could.

Now that I got that brief back story out of the way, let me tell you about http://DogSchoolNY.com .  Anthony Jerone has over 40 years experience & is the ONLY trainer certified by both New York City & New York State and is the ONLY dog training school licensed by New York State.  When first starting at Anthony’s school, I thought I knew a lot about dogs – more than the average person knows –  but it turns out that what I knew could fit in a thimble compared to what I would know when I finished his course.

During my time there I learned everything from animal CPR, “new school” and “old school” training methods and even spent a weekend in NJ learning attack dog training – a weekend that I loved and at the same time absolutely terrified me!  Imagine being chased down by a Belgian Malinois and having that dog latch onto your arm & not letting go until the release command was given

Have no fear, attending the attack class is optional but I strongly recommend taking it (although it doesn’t tickle).

What makes his school awesome is that YOU GET TO SPEND 150+ HOURS ACTUALLY WORKING WITH AND TRAINING DOGS!!!!

Who knew that after just a few minutes with a dog, I could get results like this:

and of course any chance I get to work with a Rottweiler, I jump on it!

If you are a person who wants to make dog training a career, works in the animal field, or just wants to understand your four legged friends better, this is the school to go to.  There are both morning and night classes and you can go either full or part time.  Luke Skywalker went to learn from the master Yoda and if you want to learn about dogs and how to train them, go to the Yoda of dog training, Anthony Jerone!  I can’t thank the guys at http://DogSchoolNY.com enough for all they have taught me!

These days, I’m back to producing television shows but I couldn’t be happier training dogs at night.  If you’ve ever thought about learning how to train dogs, I can’t possibly recommend Anthony Jerone and Dog School NY highly enough.  Follow them on twitter (@DogSchoolNY), like em on facebook (http://facebook.com/DogSchoolNY) and DEFINITELY check out one of their FREE boot camp classes this summer (http://www.dogschoolny.com/boot.html).

-Richie

PS!  If you want me to train your pooch, tweet me at @OhSitTraining or email me at OhSitTraining@gmail.com. We make SIT HAPPEN!

 

 

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Posted on April 17, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I love dogs also! 🐕🐶🐩

  2. 1st of all I’m so proud of this new venture of UR’s ! If there was a way that I could have U train my boys it would be amazing for us. We have issues w/the issues w/Shiloh & newest boy Booey who doesnt understand his seizures. It becomes an issue when he has one & he attacks him. Very sad for both boys. wish I could get some input from U,TY 4 UR help in advance. ❤

  3. mariann tepedino

    Not only do I love dogs , I love Richie Wilson. I am sad we no longer have you or Howard T.V. ,but one door closes another door opens. I watched you take care of Elvis on here and I know this is your true passion. May all your doggie dreams come true. Congratulations on your new adventure.. Love Mariann (brooklyn) xoxoxo

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