Hello, my name is Freddie B. and I have been raising dogs since I was a little boy and over the last years 50+ years, have developed the gift of being able to understand them, their body language, and in essence, the ability to communicate with them on some level…I always say that throughout my lifetime, dogs have taught me how to communicate with them and to understand what they are communicating to me.
When I retired in 2016, I decided to combine my love of dogs and my “abilities” to communicate with them to use by becoming a volunteer at my local animal shelter. Since then, I have volunteered over 1000 hours and shortly after I began, I started to specifically work with fearful dogs and dogs that have behavioral issues by helping them improve their behaviors, become less fearful, and to learn trust, security, and love.
Furthermore, during the early part of the Northern California campfire disaster in Nov. 2018, I volunteered nearly 100 hours at the emergency animal shelter in Chico, California helping care for several hundred rescued dogs, specifically assigned to and working with the most extremely fearful and traumatized dogs, including those referred to as fear biters.”.
In addition to being able to socialize the most fearful and aggressive dogs, I have the skills and abilities to help dogs learn new behaviors such as sit, stay, come, down, etc. and to help dogs with undesirable behavior issues, such as digging, chewing, barking, learn alternate more rewarding behavior issues. I teach a method using positive-reinforcement and both a relationship and reward based teaching method.
As of August 3rd, 2020, after about one year of studies and exams, I passed my final examination with Animal Behavior College and became a certified dog trainer (ABCDT).
I also have become a professional photographer since retiring and combine my love of it with my love on animals. Part of my shelter volunteer time is spent conducting weekly photo shoots of the adoptable animals to showcase on social media in an effort to help get them Forever Homes. So if you desire an unforgettable portrait of you and/or your furry family members, look no further as I strive to capture of essence and beauty of my photographic subjects and guarantee my success and satisfaction to you.