More often than not, dog owners feel overwhelmed by the confusing culture of dog training and behavior; we intend to relieve this confusion for you.
DOG BEHAVIORISTS - JULIE FORBES & DARCIE BOLTZ
Our holistic & tailored dog training and behavior services are illuminating and effective for dogs of all ages and their humans.
Our mind-body-spirit approach to dog training and behavior is soulful, intuitive, refreshing, and effective. Our working style is professional, passionate, respectful, and sensitive to each human/dog combination. Clear communication, stable leadership, rule-setting, and boundaries, built on a foundation of self-awareness, love, and trust, will help you and your dog thrive together.
The most fundamental aspects of your dog are their biology, environment, psychology, and spirit. We look at each client through a full-spectrum lens. Genetics, nutrition, stress, health, emotional life, family dynamics, relationships, learning differences, and motivational preferences can all impact your dog’s behavior and well-being – and we always look at them all.
Widely accepted perspectives on dog training suggest that we can do things with dogs to get them to behave in a certain way using reward- or punishment-based training methods. It is simply more complex than that, which is why so many dogs and people continue to struggle despite their efforts. We empower our clients through education. We teach dogs how to think and make choices through motivation based on their unique nature and needs.
The dog training industry is enormous and unregulated, with many choices for dog parents. Regardless of the methods you have tried on your journey to help your dog, we want you to feel empowered and clear that you should listen to your instincts. There is so much more to helping your dog through behavioral challenges than what is commonly presented in balanced training, e-collar training, compulsion training, purely positive training, and positive reinforcement training.