Let me start by sharing a story, my dog Strider, who has crossed over to the rainbow bridge, was a top competitor dog earning five champion titles before the age of three.
Strider, viciously attacked by another dog while at a competition, which altered his behavior and ended his show career. I had to seek a solution for his “kill or be killed" dog aggression issues. So like many, I hired trainers but had little success, and then I took him to a "premier" facility which is known for its work with aggression issues. Here shaped my beliefs and philosophy in training.
The methods they taught were based upon intimidation, harsh corrections, and submitting. My beautiful dog flipped bell up then peed on himself as the trainer instructed me to continue with correction after correction for compliance. I thought to myself, “I can't do this" "this is not training"! So that is the end of that.
From here I sought out a new path and attended many classes/schools to learn how to heal emotional, mental and physical imbalances working through the energy of the dog. Sits and downs don’t always resolve emotional issues.
I developed effective methods without intimidation that worked for me and my training programs. Hence my mission: Building a Brighter Tomorrow for Today's Pets. One in which I have had great success.
Over time Strider became the ambassador of my training program, a kind, loving, and a gentle leader as you will see him in many of my videos, working with puppies, helping timid and fearful dogs with socialization skills, as he worked side by side showing them the ropes. Hard to believe that he was a dog aggressive.
His story ended well and along the way he was a great teacher for me and was instrumental in my training to help dogs and their humans.
I open to learning the different aspect of training, styles, techniques, tools, and therapy's. I take what I learn and have created based upon my philosophy of balancing the whole dog, mentally, physically, and emotionally. I have fine-tuned my craft with effective, motivational methods, that are easy for both the dog and their people to learn and understand as my focus is to assist families to find solutions for their training needs.
Thank you for visiting my website, please take your time and enjoy the information that only my experience can provide for you and your dog.
Christine Johnson -
Whole Dog Trainer and Wellness Coach