The cornerstone of my approach to dog training is that dog training is not about dogs: it’s about people. Our dogs are a reflection of us. Every day, we make simple but critical mistakes that not only have consequences on our dogs’ wellbeing but on our wellbeing too.
When it comes to self-improvement however, dogs can be our best teachers. They can challenge and motivate us to be our best. The purpose of this book is to show you how to be a happier and healthier person, all through understanding the world from your dog’s perspective.
My first experience training dogs came when I was just a toddler. My mother always encouraged my gentle soul and determined mind, which were two things dogs seemed to love about me. I was lucky to have been taught the importance of respect and kindness at a young age, but within me there has always been an instinct for understanding animals.
In some ways then I have been training animals for thirty years. But the thing about learning is that it is never one directional. I have learnt just as much, if not more, from the dogs I have taught than they have from me. This is a lifelong journey, and while we can never know everything, we can continue to explore and discover. This is when we are at our best.Continue Reading