There's a reason most families will cycle through multiple dog trainers hoping for a better outcome with the next one- “dog training” is quite often missing the point, and lacking the comprehensive picture that can finally provide clarity and relief for all parties. Contrary to what you've been told, it's not about the “carrot OR the stick”. It's not about compliance and conditioning. It's not about control. It's about meeting your dog where they are, for who they are, in recognition of all that they bring to the table in their unique recipe of interacting L.E.G.S. (Learning, Environment, Genetics, & Self).
Just as is the case with any individual animal on Earth, dogs are biological animals whose behavior is the collective product of the interaction between Nature AND Nurture. It's not one or the other like you've been told. A dog's genetics do not predict their behavior, and it's not "all how you raise them".
Rather, it is a complex orchestra of elements designed to interact in cooperative harmony for organisms filling distinct niches in various ecosystems. Captivity and controlled breeding have interrupted this natural system of checks and balances, and THAT is what results in "behavior problems" in our modern pet dogs.
So what do you do? How can you help your dog? The very first step is to get the TRUTH so that you can understand what might actually be happening for your dog or prevent issues from arising. Then, we have many resources to help you take your understanding and interventions to the next level to make the customized difference your dog needs to succeed as your companion!
An entertaining explanation of The Dog's Truth and how this can change your relationship with your dog forever.
- Why your dog's behavior problems are really happening
- An introduction to the L.E.G.S. model of integrated dog behavior & welfare
- The L.E.G.S. of a Modern Dog - Why their Learning, Environment, Genetics & Self ALL need to be examined and understood
- Specific insights, explanations, & advice for the ten different historic working genetic groups of dog breeds
- Helpful considerations for what type of dog may be best suited to succeed in your environment & family
- An introduction to the revolutionary service model of Family Dog Mediation
Dog families who want to learn more about the truth behind their dog's behavior & help them with practical & meaningful solutions
Daycares/kennels, groomers, pet sitters/walkers who want to understand their canine clients & provide valuable insights and value for their customers
Shelters & rescues who would like to provide a game-changing resource for increased adoption success to families - ask about our Shelter Program!
Veterinarians, technicians, & staff who want to truly understand the epidemic of "behavior problems" & hospitals who are committed to set their client families up for success with their dogs by improving behavioral welfare - ask about our Hospital Program!