How would you describe your relationship with dogs?
I connect with dogs. I ask myself these questions:
” How do I feel around my dogs? What is my energy like around my dogs? Do I walk with a purpose so that my dog feels safe? Am I consistent with my dogs?” Dogs want balance, harmony and simplicity; I try to give them that balance.
Have you ever encountered a case that stumped you?
Absolutely! That is how I became aware of how to educate people. A case I couldn’t solve showed me the importance of ending puppy mills. Because when a dog is not bred properly a neurological problem is going to arise and sometimes you just can’t help that dog.
Is there any breed of dogs that are, by default, harder to train?
I connect with dogs, I do not train them. They all have the same instincts, birth, life, death. They all drink water, eat food, socialize, they all use their nose. The breed is genetics, so once you understand the order of animal first, species second, breed third, name last. You see, some dogs just require a bit more patience. A dog owner must find what inspires or motivates their particular dog. I say, find your dog’s passion and you can teach that dog anything.
Personally, which are your favourite breeds of dogs and why?
I don’t have a favourite breed. Some just need my help more at some times, I want to help the breed that needs help at the moment.