People speak English, Spanish or any other human language. Vladae speaks five languages and one of them is "doglish." People all over Michigan and beyond call him "The Russian Dog Wizard," a miracle worker or just "Vladae911" because he is able to help with their dogs, when others fail. Vladae is the grandson of the former USSR chief biologist who was conducting Pavlov-type research on farm animals. As a child, Vladae spent a lot of time playing, observing and working with his grandfather's animals. His first real teacher, who was absolutely mute, revealed his secret of dog talk to Vladae.
Vladae won his first local obedience championship in the city of Baku at age 12 with his first Siberian Husky, Berta. She was his first student and canine teacher in his native state of Azerbaijan. At 17, Vladae achieved first-degree national champion in Soviet Union OKD and ZKS, similar to European Shutzhund competition, with an Eastern European Shepherd, Mikie. It is like the American Superbowl of dog training. Later, he was honored to have as a teacher Nicholi Andrushkin, Soviet Union legendary chief master dog trainer/instructor for Customs dogs on the Russian/China state border.
In Moldova, a state in Former Soviet Union, Vladae went to school and became a Russian Certified Dog Trainer/Instructor/Behavior Therapist. Vladae graduated from a prestigious and private dog training school called, "Avante". "Avante" is in the state of Moldova in the former Soviet Union, and is run under the guidance of the National Cinological Association/Club of Moldova. Vladae studied research of academic Pavlov and other famous Russians. Some of this was unknown to the west. He also studied foreign scientists along with animal behavior researchers such as Peter Kropotkin, Konrad Lorenz, and others. He was also intensively coached how to train dogs for 12 different types of special training. During his 13 year professional career in the Soviet Union, Vladae trained hundreds of dogs for unique services for the Russian government, the Red Army and KGB, such as searching for leaking gas in broken pipes, delivering mail between the military ships, Customs dogs, bomb-sniffing dogs, border patrol, guard dogs, personal protection, search and rescue, sled dogs, and leader dogs.
Vladae and his family immigrated to United States in 1995, and he became manager of the canine department for the prominent non-profit organization, Focus:Hope, located in the heart of Detroit. At Focus: Hope he bred, raised and trained and literally lived with the pack of 15 Bouvier and German Shepherds for 3-1/2 years. The pack was so miraculously trained that rumor about him spread throughout Michigan. Many trainers stopped by to observe and offer him partnerships to open dog training companies.
One day, a German/American heritage dog trainer, Bonny Wainz stopped by and confessed to him, that through her vast knowledge from all over United States and Canada, that she never seen techniques such as his. Vladae was impressed by her knowledge, intelligence, no-nonsense type of attitude and her ability to get results. Together, they joined their talents and expertise and created a most innovative European and American Dog Training Company, which they call Alternative Canine Training. Why alternative? Because it's like nothing you've ever seen.
Now people travel to Detroit from all over North America to learn his unique, extremely successful methods. Even among other dog trainers, Vladae is considered the "last resort" for curing problem dogs. People come to Vladae when they think all hope is lost.
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