We’ve been working with dogs and their families for over 25 years, perfecting a ‘whole picture’ approach to behavioural training called WhisperWise®. Our mission is to educate dog owners and dog handlers on the difference between behavioural responses and obedience, and to help them understand dog pack behaviours and dog psychology. Changing behaviour is about building a positive relationship, where everybody has a place, and everybody speaks the same language. Get that right and you’ll be on your way to achieving real harmony and happiness in your household. DogTech® behaviour training is available one-on-one or in groups.
The skills and empathy required to give a good life to traumatised dogs.
No two households are the same, so there’s no single answer to a dog’s issues. Remember, we’re not attempting to ‘control’ the dog, we’re creating a lasting relationship between you and your dog that guides behaviour naturally.
We call this training ‘etiquette’ rather than ‘obedience’. Sure, an obedient dog will do what it’s told. But a dog with good social etiquette often knows what to do without being told, and doesn’t require constant ‘rewards’. Etiquette is about applying dog psychology to establish a positive relationship with the dog – so it alters its behaviour naturally. When your dog understands its place in the household it’s less stressed and you can achieve real harmony.
A social dog is a happy dog. At five months old, your dog needs to understand the fundamentals of etiquette at home and out in the community. That is why our group classes introduce your dogs to structured obedience and socialisation. In partnership with the Local Council, our behavioural specialists teach your dog community etiquette and safety over three weeks (one hour a week) in a fun and engaging way.