Don Sullivan – “The DogFather®”
Don Sullivan has a reputation for being the “best of the best” when it comes to dog training. He is able to achieve results where all others have failed. Time and again he amazes owners and audiences by dramatically changing the behavior of challenging dogs within minutes. Whether you have a brand new puppy or an older dog well set in his ways, Don’s expertise will help you create a relationship with your dog that, so far, you have only dreamed about!
Don Sullivan has been a master trainer and dog behaviorist since 1986. His experience includes work with killer whales, seals and sea lions at the former Sealand of the Pacific. His favorite photo of all time is of his faithful German Short Haired Pointer, “Wise” (1985-2002), and a sea lion walking together along the observation deck. Wise was so well trained that she had a “free access” pass inside the marine park. Another favorite is a picture of her climbing a ladder at a children’s playground which she so often loved to do; it was one of many fun and unique skills that Don taught her over the years.
Don’s vision as a professional trainer is to not just train dogs. He seeks to transform the lives of dogs and their owners into positive relationships based on respect and freedom. Don’s Perfect Dog® training system – based on his trademarked Nature-Based Discipline, Praise and Play Method™ – is a step-by-step program, using an effective combination of love and discipline to create the perfect relationship with your dog.
Don remembers the trauma he experienced when his dad came home one day with the family Beagle puppy in his arms, bloody and limp. The puppy had escaped the house and was hit by a car. The hit was fatal. Back then Don did not know it was possible to train his little dog to respect boundaries. Now he knows otherwise and one of his key missions as “The DogFather®” is to empower dog owners worldwide to train their canine companions to stay safe.
As an older child Don came to expect little from typical dog training classes. Another family dog, “Major” – a German Shepherd – had so called “passed with flying colors” from obedience school, yet the dog was a menace at home. Canine and family lived in chaos together despite the fact that Major knew very well how to sit, stay and come. Major simply would not obey in the real world!
As a professional, Don sought to develop a system that would not only educate and empower owners to communicate with their dogs on an effective level, but also how to gain their dogs’ respect so their dogs would willingly follow their lead in all situations.
Don Sullivan: “So often I witness situations where the family dog is constantly causing disruption. Given that the owners don’t have the knowledge and skills to correctly deal with the dog, the problem grows worse. For the rest of its days the dog leads a restricted life. The owners experience constant guilt, and both parties feel frustrated and dissatisfied with their lives together.
Every dog owner dreams of having a Lassie type relationship with their dog. With so many training aids on the market, and a plethora of information from schools to books and even television shows, why is it that very few owners ever achieve this dream? Is it an unrealistic dream? No. A dog never fails training; it’s the training that fails the dog.
I have seen the Lassie type dream come true in my own life with all my dogs and, over the years, I have helped countless others achieve the same. It honestly does not take that long. All the dogs in my Secrets to Training the Perfect Dog® show were literally transformed within minutes – no tricks, no magic. I simply use a system that works – on all dogs no matter the breed, size or age. It’s a priceless reward knowing that my system truly changes lives forever – for both dogs and their owners.”
Dogs have always been a great “love” in Don Sullivan’s life. Even more so however, his greater loves – for God and his family – are his daily sustenance. Don and his family enjoy traveling the globe not only spreading the hope of the Perfect Dog® message, but more so sharing their personal testimonies of how God has transformed their lives through Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.
For more information about “The DogFather®” and his Secrets to Training the Perfect Dog system, go to www.theperfectdog.com.
To watch videos of the Sullivan’s ministry experiences and also listen to their healing stories, go to: www.ChristiansRULE.com.