North by East Training Philosophy

Dog training is not about fixing a dog. It is about creating a healthy and full relationship with a dog. 

The first step in dog training is to make sure the dog feels safe and secure. 

To have a healthy relationship with a dog, we need to understand some basics of canine communication and leadership. 

Our goal with any training, including communicating "no", is to increase understanding and love. (See the FAQ.)

Dogs change over the course of their lives. North by East clients become the dog trainers, so they have the tools to resolve problems in the present and be prepared for new developments in the future.

Dog training is rooted in connection and understanding. Skills aside, the biggest part of my job is encouraging people to be creative and to listen to what a dog is saying.

See our FAQ for more information.