“Training should be something you do with your dog, not to your dog.”

Striving to help give families the skills and knowledge that will keep dogs in their homes and out of the shelters.

In Partnership With Dogs™ is something that we would like to share . . .

We believe that the relationship we develop with our dogs should be rewarding and enriching for all parties – owners, families, dogs and the general public who live among our dogs.

Respect and cooperation are both cornerstones of a healthy relationship, and should be a part of any relationship you have with your dog.

There is evidence of dogs living in partnership with humans as far back as 40,000 years.  They have lived and worked with us for an enormous part of the history of humans, but it has only been in the past couple of decades that much attention has been given to finding out more about them.  Previously, they were simply compared to wolves and not given their own due.

Dogs share many commonalities with their ancestor, the wolf, but they are not wolves.  The modern, domestic dog has evolved from the village dog into our companion pet with their own unique set of emotional, physical and mental requirements.  Dogs are not pack animals, we do not need to “dominate” them, and we have the knowledge now to evolve beyond the traditional methods of working and living with them.  Dogs experience the same emotions that we do, and one can easily imagine them sharing many of our thoughts and feelings – in their own doggy way!

We love them, we live with them and it’s time that we understood them.  It’s time that we learn how to work with them in a true partnership and learn to enjoy them in a whole different way.

Please join us on this journey . . .