7 years experience
Eric’s calm demeanor, patience, and knowledge base allow him to work successfully with dogs of all breeds and ages.
Eric Faulkner (head trainer) Eric has been working with dogs for over 7 years.
He began as an off-leash dog daycare attendant at our sister company, HappyPaws. Eric studied dog body language and positive dog-on-dog interactions for his role at Happy Paws.
After two years of working with dogs, he was hooked!
He decided to turn his love of dogs into a career and begin his formal education in dog training.
He has since studied extensively in positive reinforcement training, specifically clicker training. Eric is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Clicker Training Foundations Training School and a Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. He is devoted to continuing his training education in this ever-evolving field by attending classes, workshops, and seminars from leaders in the industry.
Eric’s first training client was an 8 year old, 10 pound Maltese named Rocco.Tragically Rocco was going to be surrendered by his previous doggie parent.Eric, a self-proclaimed “big dog enthusiast,” ended up adopting little Rocco and the two are now inseparable.
Eric is an invaluable member of the Puptagon team and we are lucky to have him.