THE MOST EXPERIENCED TEAM OF DOG TRAINING PROFESSIONALS IN ALL OF ARIZONA
When is comes to experience, especially with difficult to manage dogs, you will not find a more experienced team of dog training professionals than that of Phoenix Dog Training. The Phoenix Dog Training team consists of Jordan, our Trainer and Canine Behavior Specialist, Phil, our Trainer and Behavior Specialist, and myself the owner of Phoenix Dog Training and Dog Behaviorist. Together the three of us have over 85 years of combined experience in training and rehabilitating dogs. You will not find another set of Dog Training Professionals in Arizona with the amount of experience that we have.
Will Bangura, M.S., Applied Animal Behaviorist, President & Founder of Phoenix Dog Training, Radio Show Host of “Pet Talk Today” on 1100 KFNX AM Radio Sataurday’s from 9-10 am. US Army Veteran.
Will Bangura is a Veteran Dog Behaviorist with decades of experience treating some of the most severe behavior problems in dogs. Will is also the President and Founder of Phoenix Dog Training. Will is also the host of the weekly radio show, Pet Talk Today on 1100 KFNX AM Radio Saturdays from 9AM to 10AM. You can also listen to his weekly radio show as a podcast here on our website.
Will has been “Dancing with Dogs,” since 1976, for over 44 years. He has been an expert witness in dog aggression cases, and an often called upon dog behavior expert for local and national news outlets. Will is also a Veteran of service in the United States Army.
At the young age of 10, Will was competing, showing and titling dogs in AKC Dog Obedience Matches as a Junior Handler. Will has been training dogs with behavior problems professionally for almost 30 years. Will’s Formal education rests in both Undergraduate and Graduate Work in Psychology, Biology and other Behavior Science Disciplines. In 2011 he completed postgraduate study and coursework thru Harvard University in Canine Cognition.
Will Specializes in the most difficult of Dog Behavior Problems, Extreme Dog Aggression and Severe Anxiety Disorders in dogs, Ritualistic and Obsessive-Compulsive dog behavior.
Will’s top three tips for pet dog owners for a well trained dog are:
- Expose (desensitize) your dog to EVERYTHING immediately.
- If you can’t keep your dog in your eye site, crate your dog until fully trained.
- Train with insane distractions, Train with insane distractions, Train with insane distractions.
Jordan Marsteller, Trainer – Canine Behavior Specialist, Radio Show Co-Host of “Pet Talk Today” on 1100 KFNX AM Radio Sataurdays from 9-10 am
US Army Veteran.
Jordan is a US Army veteran. In the Army, he was a Military Police Officer and a Military Working Dog K-9 Handler. Jordan has more than 40,000 hours of experience training behavior modification, basic obedience, competition obedience, bite-work, and scent detection with pet dogs and Military Working Dogs. His passion for animals, and eventually more specifically dogs, started at a very young age. Jordan began studying animal behavior in his early teens and utilizing his research, he began working with his own personal pet dogs and even the local Police Department K9s.
Throughout his career in the Army, he attended the DOD Train-To-Trainer course, multiple tours of combat overseas, and even became the Senior Narcotics K9 Handler on his installation. He has served on Secret Service missions, security details, and various assignments with Military Working Dogs in 13 different countries around the world.
Jordan is a very motivated trainer and individual. Jordan has a innovative mindset, and superior critical-thinking abilities, which makes him excell at helping the most difficult of dog training cases like aggression, fear, anxiety and phobias. Jordan is also an excellent teacher not to just dogs, but their people too!
If Jordan had to choose his favorite breed of dog, he would choose the Great Dane. He believes their grandeur presence and simultaneous but contrasting goofy poise is unlike any other.
Jordan believes that continuing his education is essential to bring the latest science based, evidence based training solutions to all the dogs and owners Jordan works with. “I want us to work hard, but we need to work smart, and that means following the science behind how dogs think, learn, and make sense out of the world.” Jordan is currently pursuing his education in Appliend Animal Behavior.
Jordan’s top three tips for pet dog owners for a well-trained dog are:
- Communication goes both ways, learn your dog’s body language signals, and react appropriately when training.
- No matter how well trained your dog is, your own understanding of and commitment to their training will determine how well they can perform.
- Practice…Practice…Practice. When you think your dog is trained and obeys their commands without issue, remember, training hasn’t finished yet…KEEP PRACTICING, DESENSITIZING, AND CONDITIONING!
Phil Behun, Trainer – Canine Behavior Specialist. US Marines Veteran
Phil Behun has been involved with professional Dog Training for close to 40 years. Starting with his first Dobermann at the age of 25, Phil has been involved with many aspects of Dog Training from Basic Pet Obedience to Competitive Sport Training and intense Police K9 Work. His experiences have taken him all over the United States and abroad while competing at Local, Regional, National and World Championship Events in several areas of Dog Training Competition. Whether on the field competing with his own dogs or Coaching others to enjoy the thrills of Dog Sport, Phil is very passionate about his love for animals and it shows in the care he takes with every dog training client and dog owner whether gearing up for competition or helping our furry friends become better behaved members of the Family.
Phil is a Veteran of service in the United States Marine Corps, former Board Member of the Illini Dobermann Pinscher Club, Founding Member and Vice President of the Windy City Ring Club, former Director of Training for the Greater Chicago Schutzhund Club and Owner Operator of The Dog Training Center in Arlington Heights Illinois and Owner Operator of Oak Spring Kennels and von der Eichenquelle Belgian Malinois a 40 acre Kennel facility in Poplar Grove Illinois.
Phil’s top three tips for pet dog owners for a well trained dog are:
- Communicate Clearly
- Consistency and
Brittany DuChene, Executive Assistant
Brittany is a former dog trining client of Phoenix Dog Training. She started training with Phoenix Dog Training because one of her dog’s had dog aggression issues.
Brittany helps with our office phone and email inquiries, responding to customers needs, and works as a liaison between training staff and customers. Brittany is also a frequent co-host on Pet Talk Today, our Weekly Radio Call-In Show.
Brittany also works as a legal assistant, is a trained life coach, and is currently pursuing and continuing her education in diet, nutrition, herbalism, reflexology, and eastern body work and healing arts.
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