Our approach to working with dogs combines experience, common sense and science. What training is most suitable for an individual dog will depend hugely on what motivates the dog, the dogs history and what one wants to achieve. This is why we tailor our approach to fit with each dog and their particular situation.

Training dogs entails far more than just teaching behaviours. The relationship between the dog and handler influences all interactions and is a crucial aspect to incorporate into the training plan. One area which is mostly overlooked is that of overall management. Management is key to set a dog up for success.

The graphic below shows the aspects of dog training we ideally like to address when working with you and your dog. Each one of these aspects has many nuances that can take a while to master, but will greatly improve results.

Management provides the overall structure, the relationship sets the framework for interactions and attitude, while the various communication channels are used to precisely shape behaviours. The actual “training” part in dog training is all about teaching behaviours by being able to timely communicate what is right and what is wrong. It is important to understand that a taught behaviour is in principal a boundary, as it defines what a dog should be doing. The “Yes” (when a dog displays the desired behaviour) and the “No” (when the dog displays an undesired behaviour) can be communicated via many different communication channels.

In order for a dog to understand what we want, we need to give meaning to each method of communication. Communications that we give to our dog via our body and energy is inherently understood by them (unfortunately not so often by us). Other communication channels like behaviour markers, leash or use of the e-collar need to be conditioned first, before they can be used to give information to a dog.



Humans and Dogs have been living side-by-side for ages. In modern society, dogs are an integral part of our day-to-day lives. It is critical we understand them so that we can live together with ease. Learn about 5 key aspects when living with canines.