Savannah area dog trainer Russ Crager is sharing his techniques for creating calm and obedient pets from dogs that were previously described as aggressive and out of control by their owners, and even “untrainable,” by other professional trainers, on the Savannah paper’s website.
The venerable Georgia newspaper, which has been published under the Savannah Morning News banner since 1870, recently created an online educational series for their web presence which features local experts and business owners sharing their secrets with area residents.
Along with other local masters of their craft, such as a professional hairstylist and a head chef, the news organization tapped Crager to share his knowledge with local dog owners.
“I originally was looking for someone who trained dogs to do tricks,” said Online Content Producer Jennifer Menster. “But when I watched Russ’ videos on YouTube and read about what he does, I knew this was the guy I was looking for.”
Menster and Crager met to discuss the idea and flesh out their plans for a series of short videos on specific dog obedience and training topics. Two segments have been shot, edited and posted, with more in production.
“I was thrilled when Jennifer called to talk about the educational series,” said Russ Crager, who, along with his wife Laurie Crager, is co-owner of Off Leash K9 Training of The LowCountry. “Dogs really want you to teach them how to behave, to show them what’s expected of them. It makes them feel safe and secure. Unfortunately, most dog owners don’t have the first idea of how to make that happen.”
“When it comes to providing useful information for our audience, savannahnow.com turns to the experts,” stated Menster. “Russ’ dog training tips make our readers better pet owners. I enjoyed his expertise and look forward to working with him again in the future.”
The Cragers train dogs of all breeds and ages throughout the LowCountry area of Georgia and South Carolina in areas including Savannah, Charleston and Hilton Head. But dogs aren’t the only animals they train.
“I often tell people that it’s about 20% dog and 80% human,” says Russ Crager. “We spend a lot of time training owners too.”
For more information:
Off Leash K9 Training of The LowCountry