Philosophy

A balanced handler-dog relationship is based on mutual love and respect, and effective leadership from all handlers who interact with the dog.

To enable our clients (dogs and handlers) to obtain such a relationship, Canine Relations teaches the handler to understand what motivates a dog; an instinctual need to satisfy life-sustaining goals related to social, food, sex, defense, play, and prey drives, to mention a few.

We then teach the handler how to train or un-train behaviors using techniques that are founded on the fundamentals of learning and motivation, match the dog's temperament and the handler's preferences, and enable the dog to satisfy the life-sustaining goals that are vital to its existence.



Why Train Your Dog?...

A balanced-handler relationship is based on mutual love and respect, and effective leadership from the handler.

  • It may save your dog's life!
  • It's the most important gift you can give your dog!
  • Your dog can enjoy more freedom!
  • It builds better communication and a foundation for solving behavior problems!
  • It helps your dog know where he or she fits into the "pack" and your dog learns to respect you as a leader and loving-trusted friend!
  • It helps your dog become more confident, predictable, and reliable in all situations!
  • It's rewarding and fun for you and your dog!
  • Canine Relations - Dennis Vander Linde