In the early 1990’s DogTech® founder John Richardson developed WhisperWise® which remains the cornerstone of our methodology today. Passing in 2014, Richard McDonald WhisperWise® Specialist and Dog Behavioural expert assumed the role of Owner and CEO of DogTech, has continued its proud history of creating understanding between humans and their beloved dogs.
The WhisperWise® Methodology is a system of techniques based on dog psychology, gentle instruction and calming rehabilitation. It draws on humane principles and a belief that every dog needed to have a voice to be understood.
WhisperWise® shifts the focus from attempting to ‘control’ the dog, to instead creating a lasting relationship that guides behaviour naturally. Our training is known as ‘etiquette’ rather than ‘obedience’. We believe a dog with good social etiquette often knows what to do without being told, and doesn’t require constant ‘rewards’.
The WhisperWise® Methodology has been the foundation of dog behaviour training in Australia, Canada, Singapore, India, Japan and the United Kingdom. Over the last 25 years the WhisperWise® Methodology through DogTech® has supported veterinarians, dog breeders and dog rescuers, has been featured in news stories, TV segments and magazine articles in Australia and around the world.
We continue to educate today through workshops and seminars and ongoing work with RSPCA inspectors, council rangers and dog shelters, the pet industry, veterinarians and major government organisations, providing expert knowledge and passionate advocacy.