Dogs have a very special place in our hearts especially because of their unconditional love. But what is a good relationship based upon? How do we recognise and meet individual needs?
Mutual respect comes from understanding our dogs and acknowledging them for who they are. For many dogs there is little choice in their lives with us whereas others receive little guidance and are left to their own devices.
No matter whether we have a dog with a past from a rescue shelter, a brand new puppy, an adolescent or a senior dog with whom we have shared our lives for many years, we always strive to improve their life quality.
Using photo and video material Sheila takes you beyond the obvious, examining not only our relationships with our dogs but offers suggestions on many of the more subtle ways of improving self-confidence and building bonds with trust, patience, understanding and respect.
We invite you to look differently at the needs of dogs and the way in which you play a role in your mutual relationship.
Identify the components of a healthy relationship
Understand subtleties that build trust and respect
Develop awareness of how to apply choices, boundaries
Recognise and understand the role of mutual influence
Recognise and understand factors involved in building self-esteem and self-confidence
Develop awareness of how to improve the dog-dog relationship
Equivalent of 12 hours of CPD / 12 CEU’s