Alan is the owner and creator of Command Performance Dog Training and Chateau De Doggy. He grew up as a dog enthusiast and animal lover. He trained his first dog Tech, an English Pointer, when he was a young teenager prior to joining the army. While in military service he met his wife of 38 years, Sue, who oversees the care and welfare of each dog that stays at Chateau De Doggy. After Alan completed his enlistment, he studied dog and wolf behavior and worked with several trainers with varying styles of training over many years.
Alan and Sue’s youngest daughter, Jennifer, took a strong interest in animals and learning the family business from an early age. Jennifer grew up walking, talking and breathing dog behavior and is now the head trainer of Command Performance. She is active in multiple dog sports and competitions and plays an active role in preventing Breed Specific Legislation which targets the rights of owners to keep their beloved pets.