Steve Welch Dog Training / service dog training certification
Told me he could train my 12 year old poodle as a service dog. Training involved yanking her neck - she became depressed and neck / spine compromised - toy poodle is too delicate to train with force or pulling, tugging, snapping neck with collar and leash. A bona fide K-9 Training facility informed me that 12 year old dog is too old to train with this intensity.
He sold me service jacket for $125 and pressured me to buy training. He misevaluated my tiny dog and should have recommended softer training for her and another dog for service. The dogs he showed me appeared to be afraid of him rather than wanting to please him. He has many problems and I believe the dogs he trains are abused, not properly trained. Training dogs using punishment and fear tactics makes for a nervous, depressed, fearful dog. Shame on Steve Welch!