Foster your dog’s happiness
Leadership · Exercise · Structure · Affection
Our method is based on 4 fundamental principles to achieve a balanced dog: Leadership, Exercise, Structure and Affection, in that order. Often dogs exhibiting behavioral issues are not getting their needs met in one of these four areas by their human pack members. Freya’s Fundamentals utilizes and teaches natural methods of dog training through energy, body language, sound and touch to communicate with canines in a way that they understand. We’ll teach you how to fulfill your dog’s needs, resulting in a balanced dog and a harmonious pack.
As pack animals, dogs acknowledge social hierarchy and look to pack leaders for direction and security. Without this fundamental principle, dogs can act anxious, overly excited and aggressive as they feel forced to take control of their environment. Thus, as the human pack leader it’s important to emulate the energy, boundaries and standards you wish to receive from your dog. We’ll teach you how to use corrections with calm, assertive energy to ‘show your dog the way.’
An old saying that couldn’t be truer “A tired dog is a good dog.” Expending energy in a productive way based on your dog’s individual needs is essential in achieving a well-behaved dog. A backyard is no replacement for a walk, as a structured walk reinforces your role as a leader, stimulates your dog physically and mentally and builds your pack’s connection. We’ll teach you how to master the walk and can suggest additional activities should your dog need to expend further energy.
Similar to humans, dogs thrive with routine and structure. When a dog can rely on consistency and routine, they’re less prone to be anxious or stressed. Having clear, unbreakable rules such as crate training, door-manners and leash-manners, enables your dog to look to you for guidance and bolsters your role as pack leader.
Dogs are naturally affectionate animals who value touch. While affection is a valuable tool in dog training, it should be shared at the right time to reinforce positive behavior. Affection shared at the wrong time, can lead to unwanted behavior. We’ll teach you what a calm, submissive state looks like so that you can reward stable, positive behavior with affection.