In this podcast episode we talk with Jose Gomes – founder of TRAIN ME PLEASE. Enjoy the podcast recording below, read a little bit about Jose and make sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page where you can watch two of Jose’s YouTube videos featuring him working with both cats and dogs.
JOSE GOMES – TRAIN ME PLEASE
Jose is a Portuguese animal trainer who has been training different animal species professionally since 2009. At the moment he works as a Zookeeper, as a puppy instructor and as a pet dog trainer. On a regular basis he has the opportunity to work with a variety of species. Between 2009 and 2012 Jose worked as a marine mammal trainer, where he had the opportunity to interact daily with seals, sea-lions, dolphins and a manatee. He is an advocate of humane animal training methods and works diligently on spreading the word that intimidation and physical punishment is not needed or recommended when training and changing the behaviour of animals.
Jose has an Honors and a Masters Degree in the Marine Biology field, both concluded at the Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar (ICBAS) – Porto University in Portugal. In 2013 he obtained a Fulbright scholarship and completed a second Masters in Experimental Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi – USA. In the past Jose has been a member of the International Marine Animal Trainers Association (IMATA), he is currently a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) Australia and he is a Canine Behavior Consultant certified by the Animal Behavior Consultants of South Africa (ABC of SA).
Jose is the creator of the YouTube channel and Facebook page “Train Me Please”, where he offers free video tutorials on how to train different animal species according to the most updated training techniques, with the ultimate goal of improving the relationship between animals and the people that are responsible for them. Jose has lived in Portugal, USA, South Africa and has recently relocated to Ivanhoe (Melbourne – Australia), where he lives with his fiance Jessica. They have recently adopted two cats and they are well known on YouTube and other social networks.