We are excited to offer Holistic Dog Training! This unique approach addresses the emotional needs of you and your dog to help you develop a secure relationship so you both can succeed.
60min 1-on-1 Session $90 (online or in person)
HDT is non aversive relationship based dog training that takes into account the unique history, health, breed, and living circumstances of your dog. Its aim is to help you foster a secure attachment relationship with your dog, so you both can reach your highest potential.
HDT is a positive and trauma informed dog training method that goes beyond basic reward based training by taking the time to observe and appreciate the dog in front of us. So-called "unwanted" or "nuisance" behaviors aren't simply trained away because they are usually indicators of an important issue that needs to be understood in an empathetic way. From that perspective we develop a training plan based on scientifically supported and humane methods.
Jen Pywell works under the mentorship of world renowned Roman Gottfried, CPDT and is a Certified Family Dog Mediator and Modern Energy Tapping Professional.
Kindness, compassion and support (for dogs and pet parents) along with non aversive methods - that are backed by science - is the best and most ethical approach used in Holistic Dog Training and Family Dog Mediation.
Your dog may be exhibiting behaviors like reactivity, separation anxiety, aggression, jumping, resource guarding, excessive barking, potty training issues, etc. We can't always train behaviors away without understanding why the behavior is happening in the first place. With HDT we take a deep dive into the why, exploring your dog's unique needs.
The reason is never because she is a bad dog or because you are a bad dog owner. Shake off the regret or shame and open up to a new perspective. To maintain the health and integrity of your dog's relationship with you and your family, the function of her behavior will be determined. Past trauma, previous aversive training methods, medical issues, breed traits, and other sometimes very simple but not so obvious reasons may be contributing to these reactions.
Addressing the emotional needs of your dog and fostering a secure relationship is the first step to healing these unhealthy behaviors. From there a training plan, with exercises you can do at home to manage and heal the behaviors will be recommended. With surprisingly little time and patience some of the most severe “problem” behaviors can be healed humanely and cost effectively.
The "alpha dog" training methodology has been scientifically debunked. It causes unnecessary fear and aggression and can significantly damage your relationship. Holistic Dog Training focuses on developing a strong and secure bond between you and your dog to promote mutual trust and respect.
Canine Discrete Trial Training (DDT) or the "two treat exercise" gives your dog a choice. Two treats are presented and your dog is rewarded when he looks at you for support. Watch HDT Trainer Roman Gottfried demonstrate and explain the benefits of this exercise in real time.
Nutrition is a key consideration in Holistic Dog Training. When your dog is receiving proper nutrition, many behavioral problems can be solved. Learn about which is the best and worst pet foods.
Dogs require more than the basics. Using this helpful chart we can consider what needs our dogs require and what may be missing in order to help with their welfare and behavior.
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