Buck Brown - Pet Classes, Tricks, Reactive Rovers, Finishing School
When Buck began owning pet dogs in the late 1950's, his only
goal was to have dogs that displayed good house manners and came when they were
called. As his desire to understand more about dog behavior grew, along with
an equally strong desire to help owners who seemed to have difficulties with
their dogs, Buck began an intense program to educate himself using books, videos
and seminars to increase his knowledge and expertise.
He tried to enroll his first Fila Brasiliero in an obedience class only to find
that the instructor, wary of this large, fiercely protective breed, would not
allow the dog in the class. Forced to utilize trainers specializing in forceful
methods, Buck learned how to get this dynamic dog under control during both
normal and stressful situations. All the while he was continuing to increase
his dog training expertise.
He began assisting in basic obedience classes
that used positive reinforcement training and this kindler, gentler method greatly
appealed to him. After assisting for years, Buck took a test to become a full-charge
instructor at Petco in Bensalem, PA and he continues his classes there to this
day. Buck has also continued through seminars, helping at dog shows and various
dog-related events, doing Canine Good Citizen and temperament testing and being a representative
for the Fila Brasiliero Club of America, to remain involved, active and up to
date in the care and training of dogs.
His goal as an instructor at WonderDogs is to help owners
live in harmony with their dogs, to increase their understanding of their canine
companions and to improve their relationships with and enjoyment of these wonderful