For all dog parents who would love to have a better relationship with their dogs, have a good time, and help their dog reach their fullest potential.
I'm Roman, and I'm a certified dog trainer and holistic behaviorist holistic behaviorist (http://www.holisticdogtraining.org). I welcome all dogs breeds because we know how hard it is to find a meetup that is willing to take them — this is a safe, loving environment where you can explore a new philosophy of holistic dog parenting.
You will find the help you need, low-cost dog training workshops, free events, hikes and supervised play dates, you'll learn about breed appropriate care and nutrition, and so much more!
What I do: I practice emotional and relationship based training, which is called Holistic Dog Training. It is force-free, stress-free, and humane. I help to create trusting, balanced relationships that foster personal leadership and lasting canine success. I approach dog behavior from a systemic perspective. You will learn to see canine behavior as the whole system and environment, understand triggers, and create strategies to address behaviors that last. In our meetings, we help the guardian to understand the fundamental needs and responses of his or her dog. I will point out characteristics specific to each breed or breed-mix and show you how to work with their natural skills and tendencies. Dog guardians learn to teach clear job descriptions, heal behaviors (rather than correcting) and reinforce the dog's good choices and troubleshooting skills with clear communication, love, empathy, and trust.
Holistic methods work quickly and effectively. I have worked with most dog breeds and breed groups, but my passion is working breeds, like English Bulldogs, English Mastiffs, Cane Corsos, Pyrenees, Great Danes as well as smaller working breeds such as Spitz breeds, and Terriers.
Why I do what I do: I enjoy seeing the new bonds and strong relationships that are built through Holistic Dog Training. It's the look of their owners seeing an "all-new" dog (https://www.holisticdogtraining.org/testimonials), one they can trust and welcome into the family. I am honored to be part of the path of healing for these dogs and their owners. Everyone benefits. As a Certified Reiki Master and intuitive healing therapist, I can sense the energy shift within the family system. I wish more people would accept the fact that dogs are here to support our emotional and spiritual path and are not here to "serve" the master...
Hope you'll find in this meetup group what you're looking for.