Let me introduce myself. My name is Terry Haskins. I’m married to Tammy- the love of my life for over 20 yrs. I am a full time Dad to my children Tony, Audrey, Shea, and our faithful dogs Ronin, Petey, and Nana’s Angel.
Dogs are in my blood. My father was a K9 handler in the US Air Force in the late 1950‘s and later as a Boston Police Officer. Growing up I knew more about working dogs than companion dogs. We had lots of pet dogs just never seemed like they got the attention the K9’s received.
My awakening. I too served in the US Air Force as an Avionics Technician, but it wasn’t til years later my wife and I cut our honeymoon short to bring home a 12 week old Boston Terrier we named Pal. Pal was far from perfect and my desire to help him breathed life into creating a dog walking business, The Dog Butler in 2000.
Door opens. In 2002 the owner of The Weymouth Dog Shop gave me an opportunuity to attend National K9 School for Dog Trainers in Columbus, Ohio. NK9’s programs are certified by Ohio’s State Board of Education and upon successful completion of the Master Trainers Program, I achieved designation as a Certified Professional Trainer (CPT). After graduation I created Doggaritaville University Dog Training at the Weymouth Dog Shop.
Life changes. In 2003 my daughter Audrey was born and I decided to resign from Doggaritaville University and become a stay at home Dad. I unleashed The Dog Butler, now providing in home dog training.
Lifelong learning. My desire to provide the best care and training has afforded me the opportunity to meet the most wonderful dog professionals in every aspect of the dogs care. I continue to expand my knowledge And gain wisdom in order to provide my clients with real solutions to help them live harmoniously with their dogs. Each and every dog has a lesson to show us and I’m paying close attention to them and communicating this to their human.
My approach. Dog training is really about teaching people they have a dog, If you respect and treat them as such you allow them to reach their full potential. The bond creates a lifetime of wonderful experiences and memories. I believe raising a puppy takes patience, developing an adolescent dog takes trust, and enjoying a wonderful adult dog , takes the cake!
Thank you from the depths of my heart for your interest in my personalized dog training services, it would be an honor to help you train and unlock your dogs potential.
Terry Haskins, CPT
The Dog Butler