Eric Salas offers a mentorship program unlike anyone else in the dog sports world. His training methods focus on building a strong connection, earning the trust and respect of your dog, and having FUN! Eric will grow your skills and help gain a new perspective on how to connect with and train your dog. This is not passive training; he will motivate you to do the work that is essential for bonding with your dog. Eric provides a roadmap to success and the support to succeed. None of it is a quick fix, but if you follow the map that Eric provides and put in the time, the results are undeniable.
Each mentoring relationship is unique and personalized for your goals. The following is a small sample of the topics Eric can assist with:
Fine tuning your connection with your dog
Eric understands the dog/handler relationship from the dog’s point of view and can explain to the handler how to get better performance from their dog. He teaches you how to “speak” to the dog in a language the dog understands. Know how to create a bond with your dog and understand when your dog is ready to begin conformation training.
Handling/Training for events
Are you brand new to showing? A seasoned owner/handler looking for that special spark? A professional looking for the best approaches for your clients? A dog sport competitor suffering from anxiety? Master the elements in the conformation ring to be competitive in not just the breed ring, but also in groups and best in show. Compete at the highest levels in all dog sports by having a dog that works with you and loves its job. Learn the methods that make you and your dog a beautiful team in the ring.
With over 40 years of experience in all breeds, Eric can teach you the techniques to groom any breed of dog to ensure it meets the breed standard.
Sit ringside with Eric Salas and get insight on what is needed to show to the breed standard and what the judge is looking for.
What fuels your dog from the inside. Gain the knowledge about nutrition in one session that Eric has taken a lifetime to put into practice.
Make your dog a better athlete for any dog sport. Ensure they’re conditioned in the correct ways to enhance their performance and keep them fit and healthy for a lifetime.
Breed history - breed standards
Becoming an ambassador for your breed. You will never need to ask “what do you think of my dog” again. Dive into the “why” of dog structure and how the breeds were designed for different tasks. Learn about parts and how your dog uses them to do the job it was bred for.
Working with difficult dogs -behavior issues
Have a great dog with serious issues. Work with Eric to solve the most challenging of situations and understand why your dog does what it does so you can handle any future problems. Learn tips and techniques for dogs who demonstrate traits of shyness or aggression.