About Swagger Dog Training
Meet the Trainer
My name is Jon Bourque. I've owned dogs since 1996, and have been working with dogs professionally since 2008.
I hold a degree in Animal Care and Science, and am an American Schutzhund & USCA Certified Helper for protection sports. I have a thorough understanding of all training methods, including positive reinforcement and old school correction-based training.
My approach is a balanced style that varies slightly for each dog. It imparts focus and makes training enjoyable and fun by turning the owner into the reward, and I use appropriate levels of correction only if needed.
My specialties are:
Advanced Off-Leash Training
Raising and Training Puppies
Working with First-Time Dog Owners
Meet Pants (Retired)
Pants is my demo dog, business partner, and the face of Swagger Dog Training. Born 1-18-2013, he is 50% Beauceron and 50% Doberman. Enjoy these photos of him, and check out his fan page!