Helping Families and Dogs Live together Peacefully and Respectfully
Eric Dorfman received his Certifications at the Renowned San Francisco SPCA Academy of Dog Trainers where he received his Dog Behavior & Counseling Certification. After completing an additional In Shelter Internship, he also received his Certification and Specialization in Dog Aggression. Eric is very experienced with Shelter and Rescue dogs and the challenges that these particular dogs face. A member of the APDT Association of Pet Dog Trainers, Mr. Dorfman is Fully Bonded and Insured. References available upon request. Mr. Dorfman is also available for Speaking Engagements and Expert Testimony.
"Although I received my Certifications at the San Francisco SPCA, I met Cesar Millan the Dog Whisperer years ago before he was as famous as he is today. What I learned from his methods and experience about Pack Dynamics became the foundation of my method". Cesar is the true "Dog Whisperer" as he was the first to truly provide hope for dogs and dog owners who otherwise felt there was no hope!
Professor Temple Grandin PhD. has also been a Great Influence in my Beliefs and Understanding of how Animals See, Think and Navigate through Life. Temple has an Advantage Communicating with Animals that most of us could never understand as she is Autistic. This allows her to Think and See things in Pictures not Words! just as Animals do. Professor Grandin has taught me to Stop trying to solve Animals Issues by looking at their problems through Human Eyes and to Focus more on How the Animal Sees the World through Pictures.
Now, before I ever open a book or go online to gather information, I get in, I get down and I look at the situation exactly as the Animal Does! I feel, smell and look at reflections, lighting and surfaces. Although I will never be able to see animals with the same clarity as Professor Grandin does... I'll Never again see them the way I used to either!
When you understand how animals see things, you can look past the obvious and clearly recognize how something that may be small and irrelevant to a human in a particular environment can be a Big Thing to an animal in the very same environment. Until you clearly recognize and pinpoint the exact motivation behind a particular behavior... you can't begin to rehabilitate or change that behavior.