Dog Retreat Center - where mindfulness and dog training meet

Do you find yourself wishing your dog listened to you better, and wishing you knew how to get through to them? Changing a dog's behavior is only possible with a human that is willing to look at and change their own behavior and relationship to the problem.

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Our dog training method focuses on bringing awareness and understanding to the energetic exchange that happens between humans and dogs when occupying the same space. Dogs are much more sensitive to this exchange than most humans are.

When training dogs, we work with their natural instincts, their first form of communication, when teaching them-body language and energy. With clear and silent communication, we speak much more loudly to the dog, making it easier for them to focus on developing the life skills they need to live in harmony in the fascinating world of the human.

At the Dog Retreat Center, we teach an easy to follow, 4 step formula that involves a series of pressure points specifically designed to condition a calmer and more "follower state of mind" in the dog. The more they practice this state of mind, the easier it becomes for them to adapt as their default behavior. Think "Coffee Shop Dog" mentality.

Our method is gentle and effective. It is a practice in mindfulness and requires patience over pressure. People that bring their dogs to us for training learn how to communicate with their dogs in a quiet yet powerful way, using and fine tuning the most valuable training tool they have-- their own energy.

If you're ready to learn more about how training your dog can become a practice in presence and awareness for you, give us a call and let's begin.

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"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to becoming partly dog."
- Edward Hoagland