Help the dog be a dog.
Puppies are born perfect. It is through traumatic experiences in their early life which instill them with traumatic feelings which we call behavioral problems. These feelings take the dog away from it's pure puppyhood and manifest themselves in PTSD behaviors from the traumatic event that hurt them, scared them, or shamed them. These behaviors that resulted from trauma are displayed through aggression and fear. We see this a lot today through our work with rescue dogs.
We use the core of the dog (his prey drive) to build a bond between the owner and dog. This gives the dog tools to cope with modern day stresses or behaviors resulting from trauma. First, we honor the wildness of the dog by channeling it into objects and the owner, and then we use that bond to work on obedience. By helping the dog move better, as a puppy would, we bring their emotional state closer to neutral. Aggression and fear are not emotions, rather they are by-products of blocked emotions & suppression. By going back to the roots of how dogs navigate through the world (movement and drive), we give them coping skills that owners can use to:
Create and nourish attraction to the owner
Have a solid sit/stay and recall
Maintain a happy and calm lifestyle
Prevent and rehabilitate unwanted behavior
Heal traumatic wounds and give the dog a clearer channel to its emotions
Once the dog learns how to move well, we use the foundation to build upon obedience training you'd like to implement into the relationship with your dog.
We are so excited to give you this integrative & holistic method of teaching, playing, and bonding with your canine companion.