My name is Dean Duet, also known as Double D, or as my friends like to affectionately call me, the “Dog Dude.” After taking my Bichon, Louie to dog training classes, I found the passion and decided to pursue a career working with dogs as a Professional Dog Trainer.
I am a CPDT-KA, Certified Professional Dog Trainer with 5 years of experience and over 3,500 hours training dogs. I have also completed the Karen Pryor Foundations dog training course, Susan Smith Learning Theory courses, and am Pet First Aid and CPR Certified. In addition, I am a Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), Supporting Member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), and a member of the Pet Guild. In addition, I have spent many years volunteering at shelters, assisting rescues with adoptions, animal transports, fundraisers, and worked at a grooming salon for two years as well as was the Vice-President on the board of a low cost spay & neuter organization in San Antonio.
I enjoy working with families to teach both parents and children valuable training methods to help their dog become a well-behaved member of the family. Whether it’s a rescue dog from the shelter or a pure-bred dog from a breeder, Double D Dog Training is here to help! From a small boy I’ve had an innate ability to communicate with dogs and get them to do whatever needs to be done.
I attribute my connection with animals to my solid spiritual practice of daily prayer and meditation which garners a strong intuition of what is going on with the dog. My clients are always amazed at how animals naturally gravitate to me as if they’ve known me forever. Having been a spiritual path for many years I have learned and incorporated many of the lessons on my life journey which I use in my work with dogs. I believe my strength as a dog trainer includes connecting to the animals through kindness and compassion at a soul level!
On any given day you can find me with my 13 year old Bichon, Louie, whether it is on a walk by the river, on the beach, at the dog park, or doing volunteer work at the shelter. If you’re at an event and don’t see me, go find out where the dogs are and that’s where I’ll be!
I look forward to working with you and your furry friend!