trust and lead is based on a combination of dog training and dog psychology.
In the concept of dog psychology, we focus on the "state of mind" of your dog. The "state of mind" refers to the instinctive side of
your dog, not just his obedience.
I will help you to understand your dog and show you how to communicate with your dog through body language and energy.
Together we will figure out how we can meet the needs of your dog for a harmonious life.
Is your dog going for a walk with you? Not paying attention to you while walking? Goes his own way and makes his own decisions? These are signs of an unbalanced dog & owner relationship that we should work on and improve. Learn to walk your dog relaxed on a loose leash.
Your dog is stressed or suffering when you leave? The dog barks, howls, destroys? Separation stress or separation panic can limit life and be very stressful for humans and dogs. Step by step we have to show your dog that staying alone doesn't have to mean stress.
Is your dog showing anxiety or fear? In extremely stressful situations, the dogs have the opportunity to fight, flee or freeze. We need to find your dogs fear triggers, to reduce stress and to communicate to the dog that his human is taking care of him. Most people tend to feel sorry for frightened dogs and it does not help to improve the situation.
Does your dog bark at other dogs or people while walking? Does your dog bark at the door or even at you in certain situations? Excessive and prolonged barking indicates stress for the dog. Instead of fighting the symptoms, we need to find the cause and fix it. What is behind it: insecurity, frustration, fear or even aggression?
Aggression is something normal and even necessary in nature. Growling, showing teeth or snapping off serve communication. In the coexistence with humans this is of course not desired and often indicates misunderstandings in communication. If the dog has already achieved success with hurtful behavior, muzzle training needs to be done before the trainer comes. In which situations does your dog show aggressive behavior and how do you react?
Is your dog always on the move? Sleeps almost never or very little? Jumps or runs around uncontrollably? These are signs of hyperactivity and mean we should help your dog. Impulse control is an important part of training
Dogs are pack animals, but unfortunately in some cases multiple dogs mean multiple problems. First your pack has to be analyzed. Who communicates what to whom? Which dog has which position and where your position? Together we build a structure and turn you into a confident pack leader.
Would you like to add a puppy or dog to your family? We would be happy to assist you with your selection. Which dog is right for you? Which breed? Which energy level? What does it mean to have a dog? It is also possible to test the puppy (from 6 weeks) or dog for suitability before it moves in.
Have you received the good news that your family is growing? This can be a challenging situation for a dog who doesn't know babies or children. Let's start working with your dog early so that dog & baby can have a stress-free start.
Death also belongs to life. Losing a family member is painful. It helps many to talk about it and to understand the process of grief. I am happy to accompany you on the process of your dog's last journey.
Is your dog healthy? Physical complaints should be clarified with a veterinarian in advance. Pain or discomfort can have a major impact on behavior.