About HPR Working Dogs
Joshua Cropper is a dog trainer based in Wasilla, Alaska. He has been training animals for 10 years now. Currently Joshua & his business partner, Kelsey Carroll, are the owners & operators of their training company, HPR Working Dogs, where their focus is centered on the working canine. Joshua is enthusiastic about all forms of motivation, canine nutrition, & mental stability, all in the quest of producing functional canines for any job. Josh's professional career started in what is often called animal rescue but he quickly changed gears to training and working hunting dogs.
In 2012, Josh lost his best friend that he served with in the United States Marines Corps to PTSD. Shortly afterward, Josh began training service dogs. He now trains service dogs for all disabilities other than blindness.
When training for clients in Alaska, Josh and Kelsey are most often contacted about aggression cases for behavior modification training. Josh's approach in dealing with aggressive behavior in dogs is the same approach used with training working dogs: create motivation, capitalize on motivation, and increase motivation by using prey and social drives.