We are pleased to introduce Derrick S. Rollerson II. His philosophy of training is to develop a healthy bonding relationship between pets and pet parents. His training style incorporates a balance of reward-based (positive reinforcement) and correction-based (negative punishment -- which is simply the removal of praise when the wrong behavior is offered) training.
Derrick’s love for animals, especially dogs, dates back to early childhood as he insisted on reading books about animals. At the age of six, he convinced his mother that he was ready to own his own dog, which was a lab pointer mix. He has since acquired two Staffordshire terriers.
Derrick is certified through Petco’s DTIP (Dog Training Instructor Program). He began his training career at Petco as an apprentice and quickly elevated to Senior District Mentor, training more than a dozen of Petco’s dog trainers within two years. Derrick also has more than two years' experience in personal protection/guard dog training, behavior modification, and agility training. He has taken Canine Good Citizen (CGC) preparation courses, becoming certified to administer the testing for the CGC certification. Derrick has been training professionally since 2011 and has worked with well-renowned facilities such as K9 University and Pups Pets Club.
Derrick looks forward to helping pet parents better understand their four-leg companions, strengthen bonds, and ultimately assist in bettering our communities.