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Nothing is more important than a secure base to ignite hope and optimism in our companions
Everything I do is designed to make sure dogs have as much choice as possible as we foster germinating seeds of curiosity, understanding and positivity. It’s the goal to make sure the world makes sense to our companion animals and that they feel safe.JOIN OUR COMMUNITY
Shining a light on fear
For anxious or fearful dogs, the world can be a stressful place. While we can ensure their safety, only the dog decides that they feel safe. There are many things we can do, however, to facilitate and smooth that journey as the world opens up with potential before themJOIN OUR COMMUNITY
Dog training is evolving
What we know about learning and memory has evolved from the days of Pavlov and Skinner. We need to make sure we are doing the same.When our methods are ineffective, we make it harder for dogs to overcome their fears. We also adds months or years to their recovery. We owe our dogs the best.
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You know, we’ve got to build a community before they get to speak, so this bit will come.
Our Awesome Team
Lighten Up Dog Training is very much an interspecies team effort. My pedagogy is built on our interconnectedness and our interdependence as we journey together. The dogs teach me and I share their insights. Interspecies learning is where it’s at these days.
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Observing, listening, learning, translating. Helping others find their way
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Our blog is where we share our work. Each week, you’ll get first-class content that explains how to implement specific behaviour modification protocols. You’ll find step-by-step guides to help you deal with common behaviour problems. You’ll also find our stories as we make the journey from reactive to adaptive. Sign up to get emails to your inbox.
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