RELATIONSHIP BEFORE TREATS AND COMMANDS
THE SOULDOGS APPROACH #1
We are not condemning treats and commands, but we believe that the relationship and personal development of the owner comes first. Many dog owners learn how to train their dogs, but forget about the huge influence their inner attitude has on their dog’s behaviour. Treats and commands can lead to a “well functioning“ dog, but if the inner attitude of the dog is still excited, no “Sit“ or “Lie down“ will help the general well being of the dog. On the contrary – by training with treats we create overly excited, obsessed dogs.
IT STARTS WITH YOU
THE SOULDOGS APPROACH #2
As a consequence of what is mentioned above, a good relationship with your dog starts with YOU. Of course your dog also brings his character traits into the mix, but still the best place to start is within yourself. In our trainings but also in our work as a team and as dog owners ourselves, we put a lot of focus on giving enough space to our personal processes. When we are out of balance we just don’t work so well. But when we are in balance, clear and in the flow, magic starts happening.
YOU ARE YOUR
OWN DOG TRAINER
THE SOULDOGS APPROACH #3
We believe that you already have all your answers if you connect and follow your intuition. Many dog owners watch a million YouTube videos and get support from dozens of dog trainers just to realize that nothing helps. If afterwards you ask them what they would have done if they had just followed their intuition, it is mostly what works best with their dog.
METHODS ARE NO
THE SOULDOGS APPROACH #4
Every dog is different as every person is different. We don’t believe in generalized methods that work for everyone. You need to follow your guts, get creative and find a way that suits you and your dog.
AUTHENTICITY IS CRUCIAL
THE SOULDOGS APPROACH #5
Your dog does not understand double messages and always reacts to your true feelings, not what you pretend to feel. If you feel angry, but act nice he will be confused and mirror your hidden anger. So our approach is to guide you to authentic feelings and show you how to deal with them in a respectful way.
YOUR DOG IS YOUR MENTOR
THE SOULDOGS APPROACH #6
We believe that dogs come into our lives for a reason. If you start seeing his behaviour as a guide to becoming a better version of yourself, you will see magic at work.
YOUR DOG NEEDS YOU FREE, WILD AND CONNECTED
THE SOULDOGS APPROACH #7
Just as your dog is free, wild and connected he needs you to be the same. We invite you to unleash your mind and your dog, step out of your limitations, start playing, be wild and strong, but at the same time loving and respectful and connect with your essence and the essence of your dog.