Do You Ever Wonder Why Your Dog Does That?

Do you find yourself wishing your dog listened to you better, and wishing you knew how to get through to them? Changing a dog's behavior is only possible with a human that is willing to look at and change their own behavior and relationship to the problem.

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Does Your Dog Do Any of These?

  • Jump on guests or family members?

  • Pull and lunge on the leash?

  • Bark incessantly out on walks or around the house?

  • Suffer from severe aggression or separation anxiety?

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How We Help

Our dog training method focuses on bringing awareness and understanding to the energetic exchange that happens between humans and dogs when occupying the same space. Dogs are much more sensitive to this exchange than most humans are.

When training dogs, we work with their natural instincts, their first form of communication, when teaching them-body language and energy. With clear and silent communication, we speak much more loudly to the dog, making it easier for them to focus on developing the life skills they need to live in harmony in the fascinating world of the human.

At the Dog Retreat Center, we teach an easy to follow, 4 step formula that involves a series of pressure points specifically designed to condition a calmer and more "follower state of mind" in the dog. The more they practice this state of mind, the easier it becomes for them to adapt as their default behavior. Think "Coffee Shop Dog" mentality.

Our method is gentle and effective. It is a practice in mindfulness and requires patience over pressure. People that bring their dogs to us for training learn how to communicate with their dogs in a quiet yet powerful way, using and fine tuning the most valuable training tool they have-- their own energy.

If you're ready to learn more about how training your dog can become a practice in presence and awareness for you, give us a call and let's begin.

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"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to becoming partly dog."
- Edward Hoagland

Our Team

Teri, d'Andra, and the entire Dog Retreat Center team love working with dogs and helping you, the owner, create a healthy and nurturing bond with your dog. the DRC team uses their collective experience and knowledge to better understand you, your dog, and your dog's behavioral needs. Dog Retreat Center can help you and your dog work better together by creating an environment where you both can grow and learn each other's language.

We're a team of committed, dog-loving individuals who work with dogs and people to create more calm, thoughtful relationships within their "pack."

Dog Retreat Center is bonded and insured, and serves Boise, Garden City, Meridian, Nampa, and the entire Treasure Valley.