“In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly dog” Edward Hoagland
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There are currently over 8.5 million dogs in the UK (according to the 2015 figures from the PFMA) and its no surprise that they have overtaken cats as the most popular pet. Dogs have really wormed their way into our hearts and homes over the centuries and our connection and love for them is stronger than ever. The fact remains, however, that we expect them to know how to live in a world and environment that is alien to them. There are many ways in which we can communicate with our dogs and in fact, they are watching and learning from us all the time – whether you are aware of it or not!
My approach is to educate the owner to ‘be more dog’ and to behave in a way that allows the dog to understand what is expected of it.
I don’t believe in prong collars or electric collars, nor do I advocate any kind of animal cruelty. I believe that dogs learn best through positive reinforcement but that they also benefit from rules and boundaries. Consistent reinforcement of training as well as maintenance of these boundaries are really important to the dogs psychological stability and balance.
I aim to find the root of the problem behaviour and treat the cause as well as the symptom, in order to rehabilitate and recondition the dogs mind for long-lasting results.
I’d love to hear from you so please get in touch if you would like more information on how I work…