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Our philosophy

 

 

We have the most effective, humane training program available. We focus on educating the owners of dogs regarding animal behavior.  We teach in a professional manner the methodology and formula for creating and keeping true order. We believe that having a consistent and balanced way to communicate with your dog eliminates confusion, stress, and promotes a life-long harmonious relationship. We do not condone laying hands on the animal unless it is to pet, bathe, or care for the animal.  Never should one hit or diminish the natural spirit of the animal. We create a relationship in which the dog wants to work to earn praise, play, or some other high value item/activity. The dog learns that as long as they do what we ask there is always something good coming for her in the end. Our dogs WANT to work for us, and LIVE to work for us. They do not feel forced into it or do it out of fear. We believe in the importance of science based training and using what we know to be true about dogs in general, and their natural drives, to analyze each case. We use what tools are best for each dog and handler based off of facts and realistic functionality, not the politically correct view. We do what is best for each dog, and what gives each client overall peace of mind.

 

 

 

 

Meet our trainers


 
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PALMER WILKES
Founder | Head Trainer

Palmer Wilkes has sought after the understanding of dogs for more than 10 years. During this journey Palmer has apprenticed under two different master trainers with over 70 years of accumulative professional training experience.  In doing so he learned several methods, vastly different, and has had the ability to combine the beneficial aspects from each method, enabling him to effectively teach others how to make a one of a kind connection with man's best friend.  This understanding totally consumes Palmer’s day to day activities such that there is no stronger desire in his life today.


Palmer has worked at several dog daycare businesses in the Birmingham area which taught him a lot about the positive and negative aspects of how the public understands their pets. Through his time spent with the public he caught a vision of providing the absolute best education program that would give the public the true understanding that is needed to implement overall balance and control.

 

MICHAEL SHELTON

Professional Dog Trainer | Decoy

Michael is a natural dog trainer.  He conducts many of our obedience lessons and people love his teaching style. Michael is one of the best natural dog handlers we have ever seen and he has the ability to pick up on the little details that make all the difference with you and your dog. We are very happy to have him on the team and you will be too. 

 

TREY POLITO

Professional Dog Trainer In Training | Decoy

Trey is the newest member to the World of Dogs crew. He has a female rottweiler named "Gina", that can be seen in the picture, he is molding into a demo dog. He also has three rescue pitbulls and they are a well balanced, controlled pack. Trey has a natural gift around animals and is learning how to read and train dogs in the professional manner expected from World of Dogs.