The Dog Couch is a unique initiative by Gourmet Pawprints to support fur-parents with the many questions they have about their dog. It is a coaching place where fur-parents can explore and learn about Canine Communication, Nutrition and Wellbeing. Essentially getting to know the world from your dog’s perspective so you can make the best possible choices to support their journey with you. We are not dog trainers! We focus on providing you, the fur-parent with the knowledge and skills to make better choices for your dog and how your interaction can influence their behaviour.
We are here to support a Happy, Healthy and Safe relationship with your dog through coaching you, the Fur-Parent. This means taking a holistic approach and looking at the connection you have with your dog. We want to get to know you as an individual and to utilise our expertise to guide the changes you want to see. Because dogs need trees, we like to think of this as a growth journey. Just as a tree grows in different directions depending on sun and water, you also grow and change over time. Your values, beliefs, knowledge and skills can all influence how you interact with and intrepret your dog's behaviour. We will help you build a trusting relationship that bring joy to you and your dog.
Learn the science behind creating a calm and relaxing environment for your dog. By learning their unique signals, you can make their space Happy, Healthy and Safe and encourage your dogs to be more confident and lead a rich and rewarding lives.
Your coach, Kerry has over 30 years of human communication roles. Kerry provides a safe and interactive coaching environment to equip you with the skills to build a trusting bond with your dog. Kerry has been working with humans and dogs for nearly 10 years and has recognised that starting with the how the human interacts is the key to how a dog behaves.
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We may share the same physical space as dogs however we experience the world differently. The physical and emotional well being of our dogs is shaped by the choices we as pawrents make for them. Providing dogs with safe and effective choices gives them confidence and supports them as individuals.
Stress in dogs is a leading cause of behavioural issues and can have a long term impact on their wellbeing. Stress maybe associated with our beliefs, their learned behaviour and even their nutrition.
A live webinar designed to help you create a relaxing and calm environment for your dog by understanding their unique communication signals. Whether you are new fur-parent, a renewed one or maybe struggling with the dog you adopted during Covid times, we are here to support you and provide the education to create a relationship for life. By learning the way dogs communicate with each we learn their language not ours.
We offer both in your home personal sessions and at our secure home at the Spotswood & Kingsville RSL. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for your preferred time and location.
Does your workplace allow dogs? Do you think as a team you could learn more about how dogs communicate? Or maybe you would like a dog friendly environment but are not sure how to go about it? We provide a workshop to learn about a dog's unique signals and then provide onsite practical advice to make it a Happy, Healthy and Safe environment for everyone. Book a workplace wellness session for a fun, interactive and team building day.
Email us and let us know about your team and how our wellness sessions can add value to your workplace.