I have never met this guy... but I know people who have trained with him, who liked him and had good results.
I have also had at least 3 dogs as clients who were not only VERY unhappy, when they were told their was something WRONG with their dogs
because his methods didnt work. One of them was told their 6 month old Weimaraner should be put to sleep!
There was absolutely nothing wron with any of these dogs other than that they were to sensitive for his methods. The Weim actually needed alot of rehab. just to handle BEING on a leash after her experience with him.
Any GOOD trainer in my opinion should have enough experience and skill to handle any personality type of dog. Not just the harder personalities that can handle harsh methods and shrug it off.
I dont have any problem with corrections for the dogs and behaviors that NEED it. Especially in pet classes. Most of those people/dogs need control. But I do mostly do marker training for the students who are interested and commited enough and want more.
I guess all trainers have their market. I think the name of his business says it al for me... Masters Way.
Macho BS if you ask me.
But if thats what some people want... I guess its okay.
I will be starting up some classes soon in the Skaneatles area and possibly Seneca Falls. PM me if you are interested.