Name: Alan J Turner
Location: Memphis, TN
Telephone: 901.753-2003 Office | 901.378-3647 Cell | 901.753-3550 Fax
Animals: Bentley, Australian terrier, born 1999
Bio: Alan J Turner (AT) started his canine training career in 1980 as a student and assistant of a local canine trainer for protection and service dogs. Throughout the next 15 years he utilized his experiences as an amateur dog trainer to pursue the occasional hobby of teaching friends and family about canine obedience and training.
Although AT pursued successful full-time careers in sales, distribution, investment banking and human resources, his passion for animal training was re-ignited in the late 1990s and he decided to study behavioral science. AT enrolled in an extensive practical and theoretical study program at American Institute of Animal Science (AIAS), a licensed private school with the state of Iowa, Postsecondary and Instructional Schools Programs. Alan studied ethology, animal learning theory, normal and abnormal canine behaviors, canine behavior modification, the biology of behavior, family counseling and related topics. All courses were taught by PhD/MS level instructors.
In 2001, AT established Howâ€™s Bentley â€“ Dog Friendly Training and Problem Behavior Solutions. In 2004, he attended a Kayce Cover workshop and recognized the value of using Syn Alia Training System and integrated SATSâ€™ Perception Modification into canine behavior modification plans for aggressive, anxious, compulsive, and fearful canines. AT has since adopted SATS as his primary method of choice for communicating, teaching and motivating animals to adapt to our culture.
AT continues his education by attending seminars and educational conferences and maintaining a close relationship with SATS professionals. In addition, AT is chipping away at a BS in Education with lofty goals of pursuing a MS in Animal Science.
â€œI am a fortunate person who is able to work full-time in a field that merges and fuels my passions for animals, people, cultures, learning and teaching.â€
Certified Companion Animal Behavior Counselor, Canine Specialization (Canine Behavior Counselor (CBC)) 2003 â€“ Member Association of Companion Animal Behavior Counselors (ACABC)|
Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT) 2003 â€“ Member – Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)|
Lay Level 1 Certification (SATS LL1)2005 – Syn Alia Training Systems (SATS)