Not many people can say they’ve trained over 44,000 dogs — Anthony Jerone from Queens, New York, says he has managed it and only failed to tame two of that total. It all began in 1968 when a 19-year-old Anthony was sent to Vietnam as a dog handler. It was there his tunnel dog Willy saved many lives, including his own, in a remarkable story of luck and good training.
In the four decades since, Anthony has dedicated his life to the art of training dogs. The skills he once learned in warfare are still being put to use in his school for aspiring dog trainers. Click here to unravel the chapters of this New Yorker’s life – from being a soldier to a midnight motorman to a trainer of dog trainers.