If you have a dog or are considering getting one, here are some topics that may interest you, as well as questions, problems and concerns that you may recognize…
Which topic are you interested in?
Counseling before adoption
Before making such an important decision, you should definitely seek advice, not only to discuss the dog’s breed/age/heritage, but also to understand if your lifestyle is compatible with the arrival of a furry friend is or what changes are coming to you.
Especially if it is your first dog, you should contact me to clarify your ideas. This will help you a lot with your decision.
Have you adopted a puppy and don’t know how to proceed?
You can take a course with me in which we lay the foundations for healthy attachment and training a confident dog.
- Go for a walk
- Basic signals like “sit”, “down” and “stay”
- secure base
- Nutritional advice
- Socialization with other dogs
- Bite inhibition
- interpret body language
- Cope with special situations, such as car journeys or appointments with the vet
- Walking / running off leash
- Education of the dog in the house (behaviour towards guests or at the table)
- Walks on the street and meeting other dogs on a leash
- Activities with the dog (in restaurants/bars, with friends)
On average, a puppy course lasts between 6 and 10 hours
When you come back from a walk with your dog, are you more stressed than before because he keeps pulling on the leash?
You are not alone!
This is one of the most requested topics ever. Just working on the dog’s behavior would solve this problem very quickly. However, my aim is to not only ensure that your dog stops pulling, but also that he no longer feels the need to pull. Together we will go through a process that will lead you to understand his true motivations for pulling and to change both his behavior and the reasons for it.
You will walk together on a loose leash!
When I work with you on this topic, I cannot say in advance how many hours it will take us, because a lot depends on the individuality of the dog (origin, breed, history, leash), your lifestyle and your daily routine. Maybe you only need 3, maybe 8 hours. However, small changes are often enough to achieve great success.
I bet if I list a few behaviors or situations you will immediately recognize them in your dog or in yourself:
- He never rests
- He reacts nervously or excitedly to even the slightest stimulus
- He knows all the signals, but in some situations he seems to forget them or not listen to them
- He follows you around the house
- You feel uncomfortable because you feel like you’ve lost control or don’t understand his behavior
- You get annoyed by the constant barking when you’re out together (or even at home).
- Your stress level increases when your dog becomes restless.
- The dog lunges at other dogs, people or cyclists or pulls on the leash.
In all of the above situations, your dog won’t listen to you because his arousal level is just too high.
Working only on the symptoms with control exercises, as is often practiced, only leads to more stress and further disruption of the human-canine bond.
Together we will try to understand why your dog is not relaxing and what needs to be changed.
With the right approach, not only your dog but also you will become more relaxed again and you will have more beautiful experiences together and a more intensive relationship. A relaxed dog is also happier, less prone to illness, and lives longer. He listens to you better and is more reliable, even in difficult situations.
Should we work on this topic, I cannot say in advance how many hours we will need as a lot depends on the individual dog (origin, breed, history), your lifestyle and your daily routine. Maybe you only need 3, maybe 8 hours. Small changes are often enough to achieve great success.
Do you want to try to understand your dog 100% in every situation and know how he feels?
In order to understand your dog, it is important that you know that there are different levels of communication.
A visible level: Here you can see what your dog is doing, how it moves, when it barks, how it plays.
And an invisible level: This level is determined by your relationship. Are you interesting in his eyes? Does he trust you? Does he enjoy hanging out with you?
In order to deepen the relationship between you and your dog, just teaching him the commands and understanding when to go outside is not enough. You should understand his body language and use body language that is easy for him to understand.
Here we analyze your dog’s language together, I teach you to practice together at home and I show how we can develop our own body language to communicate effectively with him.
You’ll learn how to play and have fun with him without food incentives, and you’ll gradually get a better understanding of what he’s trying to tell you.