Cassian's strengths lie in building  the communication between dog and owner.  He helps you understand your dog and the behavior he exhibits. He provides knowledge and instruction  in a way you can understand and follow successfully. He believes in giving you the tools needed for long-term success, as in the old adage of teaching a man to fish  as opposed to just giving a man a fish.

Changing your dogs behavior is not like fixing a broken leg where the doctor sets it and you're good to go ... you and your dog's development is an on going process. 

Through his partnership you will gain the support needed to maintain the training you and your dog receive. It's important that each dog and owner finds a symbiotic life together and Cassian is always available to answer questions and help with your dog's development.

Thank God I used Decoding Dogs. Cassian really helped me with my dog and his crappy leash pulling. I can walk him now and it’s easy and enjoyable for both of us. THANKS SO MUCH!!
— Reneé Lawter

Growing up in rural England, Cassian found himself always surrounded by animals. His parents are avid dog lovers with never fewer than three dogs in their home at any given time. Spending time in the family stable of horses and on the local farms there was never a shortage of wild life to provide ample studying opportunities.

In this caring environment, Cassian learned to interact with animals becoming fascinated with their behaviors. Often taking in and caring for wildlife or simply studying animals survival techniques to family dynamics.

After moving to Los Angeles, Cassian started working and volunteering at local rescues and shelters. As part of the rescue community, he quickly realized how many dogs were given up by their owners due to behavioral issues. For the next ten years he worked with local trainers evaluating and reconditioning thousands of dogs. Interacting with new and current owners, he quickly realized that no single methodology worked for every single dog and that every case must be evaluated individually concluding the only effective way to approach each unique situation is to first 'decode the dog.'

See Cassian in Episode 1 of "Shelter Me" on PBS : 

All I can say is, Cassian truly has a gift and an inexplicable way with dogs. It seems that no matter the problem or behavioral issue, Cassian is able to get right down to the root cause. He tackles issues on a dog-by-dog basis rather than simply generalizing and doling out generic solutions. Instead, he approaches each dog on an individual level, allowing him to then customize his techniques and provide his clients with the most effective and efficient solutions.

— Lindy Kirk