Hi, I'm Sue,
Expert in dog behaviour, conscious dog parent, coach
and holistic wellbeing practitioner.
I’m here to tell you that your dog is not a social misfit. Nor are they disobedient, untrainable or broken in some way.
And, It’s not your fault either. It’s not because you messed up or didn’t train your dog properly.
I know personally what it's like to live with a sensitive, easily aroused and socially challenged dog. I learnt the hard way - through trial and error, tears and tantrums. At times I felt overwhelmed, embarrassed and frustrated by my dog’s socially inept behaviour.
But now we have come out the other side and live a life of harmony, cooperation and enjoy a soul-deep connection. Not only do I now know how best to support my dogs in all social situations, but we also enjoy the life that I always dreamed of - camping, walks in nature and travelling in our free time.
Life is not perfect - we are forever learning and growing. But we have learnt what it takes for us to calmly navigate social situations, and have steadily built the resilience we need to handle the stressful events which inevitably show up along the way.
For me, this is what life is all about - finding your flow and learning as you go.
I believe that our dogs can be our greatest teachers in this regard, if we allow ourselves to be open, curious and willing to see things from a new perspective.