Qualified Professional Dog Listener - Brisbane, Queensland.
Welcome to the World of Dog Listening
Dog Listening is not something you do to your dog – it is quite simply a lifestyle you have with your dog.
Having Problems with your dog?
Pulling on lead
Won't listen to you
Dog Listening can help.
Dog Listening was created by Jan Fennell 'International Dog Listener'. It is all about leadership and how to communicate to your dog that you are capable of being the leader of your pack, meaning that you are the strongest, fittest, most intelligent and most experienced. This is done without any aggression, force or gadgets. Once your dog has elected you as leader, your dog will be calm and happy. Taking away their status as leaders will also take away with it responsibility of having to be a leader in a world they do not understand. When dogs are given the role of leader (which you may not even know is what you have done) they cannot cope, therefore they will act out to the best of their knowledge and ability to try to make things right – this is when you see ‘bad behaviour’ they just don’t know what else to do.
In the most basic terms, Dog Listening is using the dogs own language to communicate.
If you think about it how often is a dog allowed to be a dog these days? We expect and try to change the nature of our furry friends everyday, although we would allow any other animal to do exactly what they're meant to do. If your cat comes in with a bird, Yes, you would be upset but you would say “Well it’s a cat, that’s what they do”. Dog listening is about saying “It’s a dog, that’s what they do”.
By watching how Wolves, wild dogs, dingoes and other members of the canine family act in their natural environment allows us to see that without human intervention their world works perfectly well. You will never find a wolf with separation anxiety, a wild dog with a barking problem, or even a dingo with a digging problem. Nor will you ever see a wild animal overweight – EVER. Imagine if you took a Great Dane from Ireland and a Poodle from Japan and put them in a room together. Would they be able to communicate with each other? Yes, of course they would - they both speak dog.
So, by studying wolves we can then use the language that they use with each other and bring it into our homes.
Book a Dog Listener today.
A Dog Listener will come to your home to assess the behaviour problems you are having with your dog. During the consultation (which may take between 2-5 hours) we will teach you the method of Dog Listening. You will then receive a written program for you and your family to follow and this will reinforce what you have learnt during the consultation. A follow up phone call will be made one week later to ensure the program is working and to address any issues you may be having while following the program.
Ongoing support is given for as long as needed.
There are Qualified Dog Listeners Australia-wide. However, if you live outside of Brisbane please contact us and we can put you in touch with a Dog Listener in your area.
Please feel free to call or email us a query
Ph: 0401 339 554
Payment only to be made on the day of the consultation - so no obligation.
The more dog owners that use 'Dog Listening' the less dogs will be given up or euthanasied due to behaviour problems.