Who Is; The Spirit Dog
Just a animal guy.
Since I was a pup myself I have, loved, lived, slept, played, ate, observed, interacted with and studied dogs, and that hasn’t changed in my 50 years of life. Did I think I was studying them when I was little, of course not. I was just hanging out with them. Because of this, my knowledge of the dogs mind ( inherited behavior ), has not been influenced nor corrupted by any of the inaccuracies of today’s common teachings on canine behavior.
The most egregious error being human minds are very complicated, animal minds are very simple. The more scientific you make dog behavior modification sound, the less likely you will have the desired results.
My goal is a simple yet very complicated one, To teach you to better understand what your dog is thinking about so that, ( A ) You will be able to have a much more meaningful relationship with your dog. And, ( B ) When problems arise you will not only understand the root cause of the problem, you will also be able to solve those problems.
Like the dogs love for us in unconditional, that is how I love them. This has been and is my life.
For the last twenty something years or so, I’ve been helping out many organizations understand dogs a little better. I’m the founder and managing director of Spirit Animal Sanctuary Inc., a 501(c)3 charitable organization. which provides a lifetime home for behaviorally unadoptable dogs that have a hard time adjusting to a human world.
I’m fifty now. When you reach this age, you start worrying about time. So even know, this is going to be a real uphill battle trying to change the way we think about canine behavior. I have to try, for the sake of the pet owners and for the sake of the dogs who are the unfortunate victims of well meaning but inaccurate behavior advice from too many in the animal behavior field.
The following are some pictures of me, dating back a million years ago, a hundred years ago, and today. And I shave that stupid beard off as soon as the weather gets warm again.
Spirit some years later
The Spirit Dog today
Aside from the animals I also love our land. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, before spending my teenage and most of my adult life on Long Island, before moving to northern NY. I should of been born in the country but then again if I had, I probably wouldn’t be doing this today.