THE MOST EXPERIENCED TEAM OF NATIONALLY CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL DOG TRAINERS IN ALL OF ARIZONA
Winners of The Cities Best Dog Behavior Training Award 9 Consecutive Years in a Row
2014 – 2015 – 2016 – 2017 – 2018 – 2019 – 2020 – 2021 – 2022
When it 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 Training Director, Manager, and Canine Behavior Specialist, and myself, the owner of Phoenix Dog Training and Dog Behaviorist. Together the two of us have over 50 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. PHOENIX DOG TRAINING® has been chosen and RANKED #3 as one of the TOP 50 DOG TRAINERS in AMERICA.
Jordan Marsteller, CPDT-KA, Nationally Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Behavior Specialist. Soon to Be The New Owner of Phoenix Dog Training, Operations Manager, Director of Training – and Co-Host of “Pet Talk Today” on FaceBook LIVE from the Pet Talk Today FAceBook Page. Saturdays from 9-10 am
US Army Veteran.
Jordan is the Operations Manager and Director of Training for Phoenix Dog Training. Jordan is a Nationally Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, and Behavior Specialist, (currently working towards his National and International Certification Credentials through the University of Washington, Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, and the International Association of Certified Animal Behavior Consultants.) In May of 2022 Jordan also begins his journey as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Student, with the goal of not only being a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, but also a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Jordan’s philosophy is, “The body and brain are all connected. The brain handles executive functioning. People forget that the brain is an organ in the body and it can have illness, disease, or injury just like any other organ of the body. In addition, the dogs I treat are often found to have contributing medical factors to their behavior problems, such as problems with pain, hormonal imbalance, and in some cases a neurological or neurochemical component to their behavior as well.
Jordan specializes in canine aggression, fears, and phobias. Jordan is also 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 an innovative mindset, and superior critical-thinking abilities, which makes him excel 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 are 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 of the world.” Jordan is currently pursuing his education in Applied 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 its commands without issue, remember, training hasn’t finished yet…KEEP PRACTICING, DESENSITIZING, AND CONDITIONING!
Will Bangura, M.S., CPDT-KA, Associate Applied Animal Behaviorist, President & Founder of Phoenix Dog Training, Radio Show Host of “Pet Talk Today” on FaceBook Live Saturdays from 9-10 am. US Army Veteran.
Currently, Will is Semi-Retired. Jordan Marsteller is in the process of taking over Phoenix Dog Training as the New Owner. Will still remains on as a consultant until the transition process is complete with the change of ownership. Will has also agreed to stay on as a consultant on extremely difficult behavior issues. Jordan is responsible for all day-to-day operations at this point.
Will Bangura is a World-Renowned Veteran Dog Behaviorist and Nationally Certified Professional Dog Trainer CPDT-KA #1227951 with decades of experience treating some of the most severe behavior problems in dogs. He is known for being one of the LEADING DOG AGGRESSION and DOG ANXIETY EXPERTS IN THE WORLD, and one of the TOP 10 DOG TRAINERS IN THE WORLD. Will is also the President and Founder of Phoenix Dog Training. Will is also the host of the weekly FaceBook Live Streaming Show, Pet Talk Today Saturdays from 9 AM to 10 AM.
Will has been “Dancing with Dogs,” since 1976, for over 46 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 Behavioral Psychology, Biology, and other Behavior Science Disciplines. In 2011 he completed postgraduate study and coursework thru Harvard University in Canine Cognition. Will’s current areas of interest are in The Biological Basis of Behavior, Neuropsychopharmacology, and The Effects of Diet, Nutrition, and Nutreicueticle Supplementation on animal behavior. Will Is also the founder and CEO of Pet Scientifics LLC, a company dedicated to the research and development of behavioral support supplements and Nutraicueticles for companion animals.
Will Specializes in the most difficult Dog Behavior Problems, Extreme Dog Aggression and Severe Anxiety Disorders in dogs, Ritualistic and Obsessive-Compulsive dog behavior. Will is a Supporting Member of the IAABC The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and a Member of the APDT The Association of Professional Dog Trainers.
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.
Brittany DuChene, Executive Assistant
Brittany is a former dog training client of Phoenix Dog Training. She started training with Phoenix Dog Training because one of her dogs had dog aggression issues.
Brittany helps with our office phone and email inquiries, responds 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 FaceBook Live 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 bodywork and healing arts.
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