Your expert on dog behavior

Welcome, I'm Nadja Kalinowski

your english- speaking dog trainer

Who have I learned the most from? The dogs!


This is trust and lead, your online or on-site dog school. Here you get a combination of dog psychology and dog training.


Learn to understand your dog!


"The best thing about my work as a dog psychologist is to form a team of dog and owner, which is based on trust. Take the lead, your dog will thank you."


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trustandlead is the right place for you if...

- you want to understand your dog


- you want a relaxed dog


- you want to communicate with your dog in his language


- you want to learn from the dogs


- you are ready to develop yourself


- you are looking for individual dog session


- you want to give your dog the leadership it needs


- you want to work on your self-confidence and trust in your dog

Online dog behavior advice

Many behavioral problems are caused by misunderstandings between dog and owner.


We humans have often forgotten to trust our instincts and prefer to think things through.


If you do that, then you are usually too late for your dog. Think less, feel more.


Embark on the adventure of dog psychology, it's worth it! Learn to understand your dog and to communicate with him through energy and body language.


For a balanced relationship.


Together we will find out the causes of your problems and we will solve them through individualized dog training.


For a stress-free life with your dog!

Do these problems sound familiar to you?

1. Pulling the leash

Does your dog go for a walk with you? Not paying attention to your while walking? Goes his own way and makes his own decisions? These are signs of an imbalanced relationship between dog and owner that we should work on and improve. Learn to walk your dog relaxed and on a loose leash.


2. Fear

Does your dog tend to be afraid? In extreme stressful situations, dogs have the option to fight, flight or freeze. The aim is to find the fear triggers, reduce the stress and communicate to the dog that his human is looking out for him. Most people tend to feel sorry for anxious dogs and this do nothing to improve the situation. I would be happy to explain why this is so and what you have to do to help your dog.


3. Barking

Does your dog bark at other dogs or people on walks? Your dog barks at the door or even at you in certain situations? Excessive and prolonged barking indicates the dog is stressed. Instead of fighting the symptoms, we have to find the cause and fix it. What is behind it: insecurity, frustration, fear or even aggression?


4. Aggression

Aggression is something normal and even necessary in nature. Growling, showing teeth or snapping are used for communication. Of course, this is not desirable when living together with humans and often indicates misunderstandings in communication. If the dog has already had success with hurtful behavior, muzzle training should be carried out before the trainer comes. In which situations does your dog show aggressive behavior and how do you react?


5. Hyperactivity

Is your dog always on the move? Almost never or very little sleep? Jumping or running around uncontrollably? These are signs of hyperactivity and mean we should help your dog. An important part of training is impulse control.


... and of course many other topics.

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