Watch and Train, LLC was founded by Jeff Millman, one of the most well-known dog trainers in Chicago. Jeff also runs Chicago Paws, LLC a very successful private dog training business.
Jeff graduated with honors in 2002 from Jean Donaldson's Academy for Dog Trainers in San Francisco, California. The Academy attracted students from around the globe in its 10-year existence. Jean is now on to other ventures in the dog training world. Visit her new Academy for Dog Trainers.
Years of training dogs in and around Chicago has given Jeff the experience and seasoning to create logical training strategies for his clients. His philosophy stresses that anyone can incorporate training and teaching into their daily routines while improving the behavior and quality of life of their dogs.
Jeff only uses humane methods for training and doesn't believe in aversive methods such as choke chains, prong collars, shock collars or other physical methods. He is also a fan of the clicker and uses clickers in all the videos on the site.
You will learn how to use the clicker but also can apply the principles if you are not using a clicker. You will see in the videos specific examples of teaching dogs how to behave better. It is an often misunderstood style of training. Positive reinforcement training does not mean allowing your dog to do whatever he or she wants to do. It does not mean having a misbehaved dog. It does not mean your dog will get fat. It does not mean you have to use treats forever.
Is it difficult? Not if you know how to do it.