Are we a good fit?
Who do I work with?
As the owner and lead trainer at Sky Solider Dog Training, I work with every dog breed, no matter their current temperament, and do not discriminate based on past behaviors.
Methodology for training:
I use a balanced training approach which means I use both positive reinforcement for good behavior and aversive techniques to move a dog away from poorly mannered or dangerous behaviors. That said, safety is #1 in all things with this approach.
If you have questions about techniques used in training, I am happy to explain in more detail on a scheduled consult call and with very specific examples. It is important that any aversive techniques be done safely and at the appropriate time for the dog and you as the owner. Not all dogs require the same amount of pressure to learn new things!
Dog Training is my career, but it is also something that I love doing every single day. At home, I have 3 dogs that are pets with my wife and son, as well as one working dog (Liberty) that I often bring to sessions as a training aide!
I am very passionate about this work and get excited to work with dog owners that are fully committed to doing the work.
My goal in working with you is to help overcome challenges and set you up for success long after training sessions are complete.
Are we a good fit?
Ultimately it is up to each family to decide what they look for in a trainer.
Working with me means hiring someone that truly wants you to succeed in reaching your training goals and improve your dog's quality of life in your home.
If you choose to hire me, be ready to put in the repetitions in between sessions, otherwise paying for sessions is a waste of your hard-earned money. Consistency is key.
Can you expect a quick fix?
No. Training isn't magic, and I am not a magician. Even so, the standard training package is completed in 6 weeks and most behavioral concerns are well underway to being corrected in that time. There are some instances where I may recommend 1-3 additional sessions on a case-by-case basis.
Meet the Team
Brandon Eichholz - Owner
As the owner and lead trainer for Sky Soldier Dog Training, I am an accredited dog trainer and Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator for AKC.
I am a second-generation dog trainer. My grandparents were training and breeding hunting dogs since the 1950s. I have been working with dogs professionally since 2020 but have been an owner and lover of dogs since childhood.
I have prominent experience working with rescued dogs with reactivity/fear, resource-guarding, hyper-activity, leash reactivity, poor leash etiquette, separation anxiety, and dogs with a bite history.
I also have experience in working with dog owners to establish basic obedience and boundaries when introducing a new pet to your family, regardless of their age/breed.
Liberty - Training Assistant
Liberty is a Belgian Malinois (born in June 2021) and a working dog for Sky Soldier Dog Training. She has been with me since she turned 6 weeks and we have worked together every day since.
She attends sessions (when appropriate) with clients to work on dog-to-dog etiquette and to help work through dog reactivity that is fear-based.
Typically, she will join sessions outside of the client's home to showcase a realistic interaction in a park, etc.
Liberty's involvement is based on the weather and the amount of space available where sessions are held.