So many dogs today struggle with existing in our world, in our families. Why is that when we feed the best food, provide medical care, and give our dogs everything they could want? It's simple, we as a society focus on the physical dog, the behaviors we see, and often don't realize those behaviors come from a much deeper place.
Dog training goes beyond obedience and we have to look at and address our dog's mental state as well as their physical state. While a solid obedience foundation is something I think every dog should have, only teaching basic commands rarely helps most cases. I focus on creating a calm confident dog whose able to focus on the task at hand no matter the distraction using a dog's instinctual drives. I focus on building relationships of trust and leadership. Because when a dog has structure and leadership from us, they can be successful in our world.