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. Obedience such as sits and downs does not always resolve emotional issues.
Therefore 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 have an open mind when learning about the different aspect of training, there are many different styles, techniques and tools to teach dogs and their families. However with my experience, I can match techniques that best suit the dog and how they learn. I have fine-tuned my craft with effective, motivational methods of training to assist families to find solutions for their training needs.
Christine Johnson -
Whole Dog Trainer and Wellness Coach