Honored to have helped dogs learn and the owners who love them lead since 1993.
Being your dog's best friend alone does not earn his obedience.
We will help you learn to become his trusted and respected LEADER as well!
Dog Whisperers are canine behaviorists with a wealth of skill, knowedge and experience in providing canine leadership. We have learned to instinctively communicate with a dog to help him learn new behaviors by applying dog psychology. We help a dog achieve stable, grounded balance within his human and canine pack, as well as the world we live in.
Dog whisperers understand a dog temperament's and identify the nature of his behavioral problems. We pinpoint the best techniques for effectively solving the root causes of the dog's problems more effectively than traditional trainers. Our foundation is uniquely based on dog psychology, not gimmicks, treats or shock collars. This makes it easy for all family members including your kids to learn how to become the trusted and respected leader or your calm, submissive dog.
"Caring, trustworthy and truly brilliant with dogs."
- Lorraine K., Lake Travis - Austin
Our relationship with a dog is straightforward and honest. We respect his integrity as an animal and honor his needs as a canine. We help him become grounded, balanced and "comfortable in his own skin" as mother nature intended. This makes learning easier, quicker and more instinctive for the dog, and simpler for the loving family who is helping him.
"Your love of dogs is admirable.
Your dog training skill is awesome!"
- Maria K., Austin
We earn a dog's obedience through trust and respect as his leader instead of as a human pez dispenser of treats or with shock collar pain. Our natural behavior approach applies dog psychology to work in concert with a dog's instinctive drives.
Our Home Behavior Consults favor immediate results which you can replicate after we leave instead of long, costly programs. They have helped thousands of dog owners with prior ineffective results to achieve the behavior changes they wanted all along - with simplicity and often in hours.
This gives the dog a chance to learn and absorb our human psychology.
Simply put, we use a natural dog training approach to:
Block undesired behaviors,
Guide away from bad habits,
Help the dog learn new, desired behaviors to replace the old.
We honor dogs' natural drives as we communicate and teach new rules and behaviors. This makes learning easier, simpler and faster for the dog. We mirror how canines naturally communicate through scent, body language and energy.
We interpret canine drives to effectively communicate with a dog and condition his state of mind (psychological) and state of being (physical). We use touch, our body language and energy to conduct entire dialogues which are silent to the observer but rich in content with the canine. A dog quickly recognizes that we understand him and appreciates that we are here to help.
We focus on changing a dog's behaviors by fulfilling and balancing him as an animal and canine, not simply completing a human created Sit-Down-Stay checklist (although he learns commands along the way). A dog we help learns to obey out of respect, trust and appreciation for our leadership. They enjoy becoming relaxed followers in a stable human-canine pack.
Many Owners LOVE Their Dogs But Do Not TRUST Them
You are not alone if your dog has developed irritating, annoying habits that make you frustrated and angry, or if you are afraid that your dog may hurt you or others.
Address Puppy Problems NOW Before Bad Habits Set In
If you are not setting the rules for your puppy,
he or she is most certainly setting them for you!
No matter the age, your puppy is not too young to start learning. Training actually began at birth with the canine mom. It is best to start working with your puppy now while he is more of a blank slate than later as a rehab candidate. Contact us if your puppy is growling, nipping or biting, jumping up on you, fighting the lead, shy or fearful, or charging through doors and gates. These are not behaviors which your puppy will "grow out of later," but red flags which signal bigger problems ahead.
"Positive dog trainers are great for teaching tricks and commands. But what I learned from you is that if you don't have your dog's trust and respect as his leader, you have nothing." - Kelsey W., Westlake
No Amount of Love and Good Intentions Alone Will Balance a Dog
Dogs assess whether you are an authority figure based on how you behave. To a dog, permissive affection is not viewed as love but instead weak energy. We will not ask you to love your dog any less, just to organize and temper affection with discipline. This is no different than loving your kids but making them do their homework, exercise an hour, and not throw pasta on the restaurant wall. We will help you become significant to your dog as his leader while fulfilling the needs of his canine body, mind and heart.
Common Reasons a Dog Becomes Unstable with Problem Behaviors
Humanized, over-indulged, spoiled
Controlled through fear and intimidation
Human logic vs. canine psychology
Lack of consistent exercise and structure - rules, boundaries, limitations
Owner prioritizes own personal needs (fun at dog park) ahead of dog's needs (fear, dominance, insecurity, etc.)