Although the word we all use is “training”, I believe that what we are actually doing is learning how to co-exist with our animals in a way that feels peaceful and good for everyone involved. My approach to training is energy based, where I focus on teaching you to use your body language, eye contact, and calm focused energy to clearly position yourself as the pack leader. I’ve been trained and have done work with many different techniques, and I believe that what all the tools and tricks do is lead to confusion. I think it’s great if your dog can sit for a treat, but does he respect you? Does she honor your space, and allow you to make requests of her? Dogs are always looking for the calm leader in the house, and if they don’t believe that to be you, they will begin taking on a role that they may or may not be wanting. This can lead to dogs creating jobs like barking at every person who walks by, pushing past you through doorways and up the stairs, crowding your space on the couch, begging for food, jumping, whining, and biting.
During an in-home training session, I spend an hour observing the interactions between your dog and you. Based on my observations, I show you examples of how you can easily modify certain behaviors to help create a clear picture for your dog that equals you as the leader. Training programs can seem like so much effort, and we all have busy lives, so my goal is to make small adjustments that are doable, to start shifting the conversation between you and your furry companion. A peaceful home is possible, and you are the one that can make it happen.
If you’re interested in getting started, please fill out the form below and explain what behaviors you’re experiencing that you would like some help in. I look forward to hearing from you!