Dogs don’t come with instructions

  • Are you feeling angry with your adolescent dog because he doesn’t pay attention and “forgets” all his training when you get outside?
  • Did you get a new puppy that you want to start off on the right paw, but you’re not sure what to do first?
  • Have you adopted a rescue dog that’s arrived with some “issues”?
  • Do you want to try a dog sport, but your dog lacks focus?
It's hard to get shelties to pay attention when they're immersed in a bark-fest.
It’s hard to get shelties to pay attention when they’re immersed in a bark-fest.

Much of the frustration or uncertainty you may feel is because dogs don’t come with instructions—and we often miscommunicate with our canine companions: We are a verbal species; they respond better to body language. Does it seem as if you need an interpreter?

Serving MetroWest Boston, The Mindful Canine can give you the understanding and the tools to forge the connection with your dog you’ve always dreamed of. I can make dog training something both you and your dog enjoy. And that’s the way it should be: Training is simply channeling learning in the direction you want it to go to make a livable, lovable, fun companion.

—Nini Bloch
Bedford, MA