Epic Parenting

We’re so blessed to be able to share our adventures with our furry friends, sometimes, things don’t go quite to plan especially when puppies and dogs develop skills that they’ve enhanced themselves…..I’m sure you can all picture what I mean. 

Recall Training I call this going self-employed. I refer to the behavioural change we see from the dog wanting to be with us and enjoy doing things together, to finding their enjoyment and creating mayhem in our eyes.

These extracurricular activities at home can range from your dog digging in the garden, stealing the remote, and chewing furniture. Then when we’re out and about they may look more like not returning to you in the park, going deaf…. pulling like a train! Don’t worry you’re not alone and you won’t be the first owner to say, my dog doesn’t listen!!! 

Why do they do that? 

This is what I love to do, helping you find out what we can  do to help you and your dog work more effectively together. I normally term this as Building a Bond, any relationship needs an awareness of how I can help that other person/animal feel valued and respected. This confidence in each other can help you and your dog develop skills that help solidify an abundant connection, that flows through knowledge and understanding of each other’s needs. 

You can access my Free Webinar that Dives a little deeper into this subject HERE

What Can I Do? 

Very often people refer to their dogs as fur kids and furbabies, yes and I’m one of them. My parenting skills strive to help keep my dog feel safe, warm, well-fed and a lovely place to rest including a choice of areas to sleep.

I strive to prepare him for the outside world, allow him to be socially safe to integrate into the world around him, and develop the skills so he’s resilient to the ever-changing environments we explore. Our goal should be to help our dogs cope with the world we live in and we’ve chosen to expose our dogs to each day.

I do strongly believe that with your dog’s emotions at the forefront of your responsibilities you can help your dog be the contented pet companion you’re looking for. If you’re then exposing them to become elite athletes in their spare time, ie Agility, Fly Ball, Gun Dog training, advanced obedience they still have emotional needs and will excel when their needs are met to compete in those chosen fields, they still need to be an emotionally resilient individual to maintain being that strong athlete…. 

Epic Parenting isn’t just about attending classes, although these can be a fun way to enjoy your dog and learn about your dog, it’s about being able to connect and have a fluid understanding of what your dog needs from you, being mindful to do things differently and challenge what you’ve been taught up to this very moment.

Top Tips on How to Be an Epic Parent

  • Investment of time and energy to get to know your dog and their individual needs.
  • Learn how they tell you enough is enough.
  • Learn to give them time to think things through, for some dogs, this is only possible when they’re far enough away from the thing that worries them. 
  • Do fun things together rather than your dog going self-employed.
  • Learn some fun tricks that help them feel good.
  • Learn how to communicate ethically & effectively. 

Creating Canine Contentment is my mission, if you’re looking for ways to do this, whatever the age of your dog, there are ways to make the most of your time together ensure that all methods are Natural, Kind & Positive if you’re happy to hear more, register HERE

Remember have Fun with your Dog, enjoy your dog and help them be the best version of themselves.

Find your Happy Place and learn how to flourish together, Happy Adventuring.

Working With Me

My Happy Dog was created to be different. Most people are conditioned to have their dog ‘TRAINED’ therefore they look for a ‘TRAINER’ indeed I’ve done courses and gained valuable qualifications to label me as a ‘TRAINER’ but having a dog in your life isn’t about Dog and Owner, it’s about a relationship built on love and respect, kindness and support through the good times and the bad, I coach people to live with a pet companion, be their champion, guide them to develop their skills for ultimate Canine Contentment, sharing your life with a dog, it’s just like having another being to look after and I would say just as precious that we look after their emotional state and well being.