One of our dogs, sweet and lovable at home, became aggressive when we would try to go for walks. Excessive barking and pulling made it embarrassing and almost impossible to take her anywhere. In addition to that, her struggle for dominance with our other dog escalated into fighting. The situation became overwhelming and frankly, we had lost control over it and both dogs. The thought of having to “give up” one of the dogs was heartbreaking.
Looking back, we still don’t know what we would have done without Desert Sky K-9. Not only were we impressed with Mark’s knowledge of canine behavior and training, but also his willingness to listen to all our concerns and answer all of our questions. He was dependable, kept the training upbeat and fun for the dogs so they actually enjoyed it. They seemed to thrive on understanding what was expected of them and the techniques that we learned helped us gain control without being mean or harsh (something that was important to us.) The training did not make them robotic, they are still the same dogs with the same personalities-They Just Listen Now.
- Deb Swilling
Owner Trainer Mark Govoni brings twenty years of professional training experience to the valley. His past experience in training hundreds of dogs of all breeds and behaviors, as well as breeding and training Belgian Malinois for sport and law enforcement, has provided him with the expertise to allow you and your dog to reach the highest possible levels of mutual respect and understanding.
Mark is active in the sport of PSA, Competing and Titling dogs at the national level.