Head Trainer and Owner

Dog Skills 98
Cooking Skills 34
People Skills 95
Punctuality 93
Handsomeness 43
Organizational Skills 89
Response time 92
Strength 65

My name is Lance Stanley, I am the head trainer and owner at Ready Sit Go Dog Training. I have the privilege and honor of working with my best friends every day. Let’s be honest, I don’t speak dog, but I have furry friends who are fluent in both dog and human. They make my job easier and rewarding. I have dedicated my life to training dogs and here is the little story that has put me on this amazing and rewarding journey. My first exposure to dogs and the amazing things they do was in the strangest of places.

I was a Marine before I became a professional dog trainer. While in Iraq I was able to watch these amazing dogs save lives and bring Americans home.

I will never forget the day that changed my life forever…

Now, this is not one of those sad or scary war stories…

It is a story about me being bored one day and how that changed the path of my life forever.

While in the Marine Corps you learn to hurry up and wait. Believe me, we were also in a hurry so we always ended up waiting. One day I was bored out my mind when I saw a Military working dog walking through the compound. They were walking right towards me and I am not going to lye this dog was intimidating. The handler and I started talking and he wanted to know if I wanted to “Have some fun”.

I was so bored I said “let’s do it” right away. With a smile the handler said “Great… start running… I am going to send my dog after you!” At this point, I knew I should probably go clean a weapon instead and I started to hesitate. The guy said “Don’t worry… I will call him off before he bites you.”

Do not ever forget a Board Marine is a Marine who is about to get into trouble. I took my blouse off and started to run. No joke he sent that fur missile right after me. I turned around and he was gaining ground on me by the second. I have never seen anything move that fast before. I closed my eyes and expected to lose an arm or leg. All I felt was a cold nose on my arm. The handler was able to call him off in mid from 100 yards away.

I could not believe my eyes. How could this human have so much control of animal so far away from him?

I was always amazed by the control the handlers had over the military working dogs. The experiences I had overseas really stuck with me and I wanted the same control and lifelong bond with my own dog. I became obsessed with how to communicate and train dogs. Once I was able to train my own dog I couldn’t stop there. I started training every dog I could get my hands on. I truly am blessed to turn my passion into a career. Over the last decade, I have helped thousands of dogs and the humans they love.