As a Holistic Behaviour Consultant, my approach is much different than a traditional obedience instructor's. I'm not trying to achieve obedience in dogs, but rather to help guardians become partners with their dogs through connection, clear communication, loving leadership and cooperation.
I see behaviour as just the surface expression of many emotional and biological responses within the body. Simply put, behaviour is communication. Dogs can't talk it out, so they act it out for us. Of course behaviour is influenced by many factors from health, well-being, emotions, learning history, genetics and environment.
To help your dog work through their challenges we have to look at all contributors and assess your unique situation to create a plan and get to work towards your goals. My programs never include the use of fear, pain, intimidation, dominance, correction or coercion. My methods are based in the principals of learning and neuroscience and always focus on the mental, emotional and physical well-being of the animal.