Holistic Animal Behaviour is a FORCE-FREE, science based puppy, adolescent and adult dog socialization and training organization.
Our team are internationally qualified through COAPE (Centre of Applied Pet Ethology) International as dog trainers and animal behaviourist assisting with all types of behaviour problems.
We look at behaviour holistically, focusing on a dog's emotional state, mood state, lifestyle budget and what is reinforcing a problematic behaviour.
When a dog’s emotional, mental, behavioural and physical needs are not being met on a daily basis, there’s a good chance that they will “act out” in an effort to fulfill their ‘hard-wired’, DNA sequenced behavioural requirements in order to feel good and you might not like it!
It is up to us as their guardians to assist our dogs in fulfilling these daily requirements through play, exercise, mental stimulation and continued socialization so that they can feel fulfilled!
All breeds have breed specific traits and requirements to fulfill their daily lives. We, at Holistic Animal Behaviour, take this into account BUT most importantly, we view all dogs as unique INDIVIDUALS with their own quirks, idiosyncrasies, likes and dislikes and work with the INDIVIDUAL dog in front of us.
We work with the INDIVIDUAL dog in front of us. We look at the individual dog’s mood state, cognitive bias, emotional state, physical requirements, dietary requirements, their unique daily lifestyle budget and sources of enrichment.
We educate our guardians and facilitate changes in order to create a happy, well-balanced and content dog ensuring a harmonious home environment for both dog and guardian.
When we know better, we can understand our dogs better and do better by fulfilling their needs!