“It’s interesting how when a dog jumps on someone they say, “That’s alright” and pet the dog. Yet there are so many people who would just walk right on by a dog sitting nicely next to their owner. Even if it were obvious that dog wanted to say hello.”
Eric W. Wilson
“Society conditions bad behaviors, and dogs just do what works.”
About Eric Wilson:
Eric has always loved animals. His first memories were attempting to run a pet store in his parent’s backyard, where he was raising various small animals. He lived in the country where friends were not close by, and it’s safe to say his best friend was a 90lb white German shepherd dog named Whitney.
Once he got his drivers license and was able to work, his first jobs were a Petco and Petland. There he helped instruct families on what toys, bones, and types of foods were the best for their dogs. He ended up working for a pet store most of high school. At the same time he was volunteering at an animal rehabilitation center. The center gave him a lot of experience working with wild dogs.
Late in high school he started working with a trainer down the road from him. There he helped people train and problem solve with their family dogs. He also had the privilege of training working dogs for police departments and dogs for various dog sports such as Schutzhund, French Ring, and PSA. As he started college with the intentions of being a psychology major, he was continuing his direction in the dog world. Every time he sat down in class the only thing he could think of, was how the curriculum pertained to dog training.
He then decided to go to a trade school by the name of Triple Crown Dog Academy where he graduated top in the class and immediately was offered a behaviorist position out of NJ. Working in New Jersey was his over the hill moment. This was where he went from a novice to an experienced trainer. His position required him to handle over 20 dogs per month, and this went on for the next three years. While in NJ he also became a helper/trainer for a local schutzhund club, while also training his personal dogs for the sport. When the time was right he bought his property in IL and formed the company K9 Essentials. The company is going 3 years strong and through the company Eric has trained over 500 dogs, from all over the state. He believes the separation between him and others is that training dogs is not only a livelihood or a hobby, it is a passion he has had since day one. His entire life so far has been spent on making himself better in order to teach and pass the knowledge onto others.
Experience, patience, and skill all play a big role in the success of a trainer. A trainer however with a passion and a life of dedication will inspire you to be a better owner and companion to your dog.
TRAINING OVERVIEW from Eric
My unique training methods are well balanced and designed to introduce not only a better communication, but also to give your dog more cofidence to take with them in life. The most important thing I teach is consistancy. Instructing everyone in the family is key, so there are no inconsistencies in the home. This eliminates confusion with your dog and helps the entire family understand not only what to do, but why they are doing it. Anyone can read a book, but not always is it that easy to transfer information to your dog. My teaching is easy to undertand and 100% successful.
I take in all sorts of behavioral issues. I can help you to eliminate: Excessive barking, Jumping, Houebreaking problems, Pulling or dragging, play biting, possession, and I specialize in aggression.
I have programs setup for local dogs as well as out of state dogs. All of my results are guaranteed for the life of the dog, and include an unlimited amount of follow up lessons.
All of our programs take about the same amount of time to finish. It takes a dog on an average one month per program. We offer your basic on-leash obedience and also offer the more advanced off-leash obedience.
My training will open your eyes to a dog that you never thought you would own. It will help to eliminate the situations with your dog that stress you out. It will help bond your family with your dog even more, and will teach you how to handle situations in your dogs life instead of avoiding them.
Boarding and Training programs offered anywhere in the Midwest
Your dogs only a Daycare program away from good behavior