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Marco Ojeda Dog Training in Sayulita - Check out the "Menus and More" tab above to view my Training Guide and Behavior Consultation Checklist.
I am a Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant, when it comes to dogs, I help where I can. Dogs are dogs and they do dog stuff, but people don’t seem to grasp that in a whole, or in other words, they don’t have a holistic view of living with dogs. That´s where I come in and assist.
I provide people the tools to read dog behavior and better their communication skills to minimize misinterpretations, lower expectations, increase empathy. To better the life for the dog, owner, and the community they live in. I provide easy tools to apply in their day to day life through a theorical and practical program.
I live in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México (where I was born) with my human, dog and cat family. I travel throughout Mexico and out (Sayulita is one of my most visited places year round) to assist dogs with their humans, both in English and Spanish.
‘’More than training, I provide the means for people to be able to commune with their dog, enriching both their own and their dog’s life"
– Marco Ojeda
Are you looking to improve communication? To modify behavior? To help your animal companion be emotional, well and balanced? To better understand him or her? Or maybe you simply want to deepen your bond with your furry companion?
Want to try some Science with your Dog?
Social Learning in Dogs
I can offer one-on-one support for you and your dog in the privacy of your own home (anywhere in México or outside), if you are interested please send me an email here to give you details on prices among answering any question you may have.
In the year 2000 I took my first professional Dog Trainer course. I`ve attended specialized seminars for: French Ring, Schutzhund, Mondio Ring, Protection Dog, Police Dog, double purpose, Agility, Decoy Work, Obedience and canine behavior. But, when I took what I had learned into practice, I realized that something was missing, the techniques I was exposed to at that time wered forced based exercises with collars of all kinds, there were some exceptions where the facilitator used friendly techniques. Of course they worked, I even competed in French Ring, in Mexico and USA with my Dog Bacchus Noir R1, I worked as a certified decoy (by French Judge) in level 1 for the GTR in México, I trained puppies and adults at the Mont Gris club, decoyed in official competitions and pre-selectives for championships, I also collaborated in the organization of official competitions of French Ring and Protection Dog Sport, but ... It was until 2006 when I met Sandra Reimann (Sandy from Ryker k9 from Maryland, USA) the person who until then, would have influenced the way I work with dogs and in myself. She taught me to observe and as all the great teachers say: we must first appropriate knowledge by letting the "object" teach you about it. And that´s what I´ve have been doing since then, I formed my own criteria. By then, "I hung the collars" and decided to open my heart, soul and mind, being patient, observant, disciplined, introspective and above all, respectful, trusting my intuition, changing habits and putting myself in the dog's paws, considering how they live the world. I have worked as an advisor with several non-profit organizations, independent groups of dog rescue. Also as a facilitator or organizer of workshops and seminars with other speakers for dog trainers, in Colima COL, Chihuahua Chi, Michoacán MICH, Guanajuato GTO, Guadalajara JAL, Monterrey NLE, Aguascalientes AGS, Sayulita NAY, Bahia de Jaltemba NAY, Puerto Vallarta JAL, CDMX, Toluca MEX, Playa del Carmen ROO, Saltillo COA, La Paz BCS Mexico, Puerto Rico, Perú, Colombia, Spain, Switzerland both in Spanish and in English. And then Do as I Do arrived ... Before Do as I Do... I believed that I had already learned all the means to communicate in a deeper level with dogs, that I only needed to fine tune my skills and of course that is true, but, this method has opened for me, a new chapter and I am sure it will for many more people. Today I collaborate with Claudia Fugazza PhD in Ethology at Eötvös Loránd University (developer of the Do as I Do dog training method) in Science studies on Dog´s cognition. I am part of the Do as I Do team that is based in Europe, I travel to assit Dr. Fugazza in the practice part of the Do as I Do seminars. I manage my own business called Vivir con Perros (Life with Dogs), where I travel throughout Mexico and out doing personalized counseling in homes and also workshops.