MEET ROCK’S TRAINER -- FRANK M. ALLISON III
Frank Allison started handling dogs as a very young man under the tutelage of a prestigious trainer in Oklahoma. By 1981 he and his brother Larry had their own training kennel where he further honed his skills. He took a four year break in 1984 when he went into military service. In 1996, fifteen years and countless trained dogs later, Frank relocated to Wisconsin and several years ago to the Big Bend, Waukesha County area.
Frank’s vast experience encompasses practical obedience, behavior problem solving, personal and professional protection canines, Shutzhund, obstacle work, some search and rescue style training, canine service work and more. He has specialized in training dogs with aggression and anti-social based behavior problems, in many cases being the dogs’ last hope before euthanasia. Frank has impressed clients with his work involving dog socialization including but not limited to using his personal group of dogs to encourage behavior modification. His knowledge of how canines communicate was developed after many years of living everyday with a large group of dogs that continually changed members. In the recent years he has worked with many breed rescue groups to rehabilitate and relocate homeless dogs.
Over the years Frank has redefined training methods to develop a system of “practical obedience with positive control.” He has taken the best of both main styles of dog training, compulsion and induction, and combined them into his own “Allison Method” of dog training. His common sense approach to canine communication makes it easy to see from the dogs’ point of view and combined with a “hands on” training style and a positive attitude he will help your dog and you live happily ever after.
two dogs, Tabo and Balto. They're both wonderful dogs. I wanted to get them into advanced training. And after
meeting Frank at Dogfest, and then visiting a class, I was sold on The Allison Method. During his live sessions, I
am so impressed at the close interaction the dogs have with each other. That's what sold me. I take both Balto and
Tabo with me on canoe excursions in the Boundary Waters in Minnesota. You better believe I need well trained and
obedient dogs. They are!"
"We got Samson as a puppy. When he was about one-and-a-half, we could tell he
had real problems with other people and other dogs. When he bit my folks, we knew we had to do
"I was having problems with an 8-month-old German Shepherd puppy which I
could not control around new people or dogs. Our family has had eight dogs and this is the first one I have had any
problems controlling using basic methods. It was embarassing to admit I had no clue how to proceed.
"Kiara was a rescue dog -- she was sent to rescue because she was very
dog aggressive. On Christmas Day, she snuck out of the house, ran accross the street and bit a neighbor's dog --
and then snuck back in the house. When the police arrived I was served with a ticket and was told I needed to pay
the fine and $700 in emergency vet bills (on Christmas Day -- not cheap). The city was demanding that we put her
down or get her trained. Another trainer refused me and told me to call Frank. Without The Allison Method of Dog
Training, she'd be gone. We're now able to take Kiara to the dog park unleashed. She's as good as gold
"The Humane Society gave me Frank's name and number when I
needed help with Lika and Lakota. They fought all the time. I could not keep them together for a minute.