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First Paw Forward is Customised Dog Training
and Animal Communication
Creative Dog Training
Private Training Since 2010
a vibrant, loving, intelligent, somatic approach to training your dog
Dog Training is about more than your dog’s behaviour; it is about integrating a dog’s natural instincts within a human household.
Learning to train your dog is a special opportunity to not only create a bond but to learn how to be a more patient listener, a strong teacher, a benevolent leader, and a creative person.
We Train with Class and Kindness
Our Clients Are:
Dedicated to the passions in their personal and professional lives
Willing to make time to explore creative solutions and opportunities
Have a lifestyle that requires creative solutions and high-level thought
Require a global perspective
Our Clients Want:
A Personalised Experience
Privacy and Confidentiality
A High Level of Expertise
Help with Accountability and Focus
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Dog Training Wisdom
When a trainer tells you that his techniques are better than everyone else’s, and that he has access to “instinctual” wisdom or teachings that no-one else possesses There are many good training techniques out there, but no one person has all the answers. If a trainer...
Dog Training is a messy business. Anyone who claims that it is cut and dry is missing the beauty if not the stinging reality of the complexity that is Hearts and Dogs. You say I am complacent and permissive with my cookies and praises, and I say you’re downright cruel...
Dog Training Made Whole Together we have the opportunity to define a relationship between dogs and their families. That definition naturally is shaped by our relationship with earth. So to define earth-based spirituality in the context of our relationship with dogs...
First Paw Forward has a standard of excellence when working with clients and their “family members” (your beloved dog(s)) - here are some valuable tips to help you build a foundation: Learn some of the science of how dogs think and communicate. “The Other End of the...
Understanding your dog's behavior is essential to a creating a partnership between species. Your dog has its own way of perceiving its environment, which includes your words, smells, body language, and reactions to the dog and your own environment. Stressors in your...
A harmonious relationship in dog training The earth is a complex natural environment where things co-exist in harmony. Dog training is a complex relationship between two species who don’t understand how to co-exist without adapting their communication methods....
Harmony in dog training as in life Success in dog training depends on the relationship between the owner and the dog. Many dog owners seek help from a professional dog trainer in order to ‘change an undesired behavior,’ typically because their own attempts to change...
As a trainer, I enjoy being a student for a number of reasons, and one of them is the simple joy of bonding with my dog. My one year old, Seven, is taking her first agility class. And there is something about the nervous excitement of tackling the obstacles that...