abouWhen you want your dog to be an alarm-system and a bodyguard as well as a totally trustworthy family companion, you need a careful, expert trainer. With professional dog trainer William Melendez, you will have the peace of mind of knowing that your dog is in expert, careful, experienced hands. Mr. Melendez will become your dog’s teacher, mentor and friend. Using only positive training methods, he never forces or coerces. Your dog will have fun learning. After Mr. Melendez trains your dog, he will then train you to work with your dog. The results will be a dog that is both a great protector and a loyal, lovable companion for you and your family.

Mr. Melendez entered the ranks of professional trainers twenty years ago after he discovered his talent for “reading” dogs, that is understanding the way dogs communicate through body language. He apprenticed under European master-trainers, and acquired on the job experience at the world famous Abedon Kennels, in New York. Mr. Melendez has since earned numerous AKC show and performance titles along with the coveted Schutzhund III degree, for several Abedon bred German Shepherds. His varied background includes work in obedience, sports behavior training and personal protection. For the past ten years Mr. Melendez has also worked extensively with toy breeds and apartment dogs to correct canine behavior problems.

Basic Protection Work

6 weeks in-kennel training course
3 months (12 weeks) out-kennel training course
For example:
• the use of natural instincts to alarm and protect
• protect within perimeter and environment
• bite on sleeve and out

Advanced Protection

3 months-6 months – providing your dog is well trained
The price is adjustable to the dogs performance at the evaluation and previous training skills.

Schutzhund – Sport Training

Dogs between 6 months to one year of age.

Protection Maintenance

Provided that the dog is already trained.

Student Trainer Courses

This course teaches the student all aspects of obedience control work.

With 15 years of expertise of Schutzhund training and 25 years of general dog training this course will provide the following.

For example;
• A.K.C. (American Kennel Club) obedience
• Search and rescue
• Police training
• Agility
• Schutzhund
• Handling all breeds and all types of behavior