“Humankind is drawn to dogs because they are so like ourselves—bumbling, affectionate, confused, easily disappointed, eager to be amused, grateful for kindness and the least attention.” ~ Dr. Patricia McConnell, Applied Animal Behaviorist
Dogs are more evolved and emotional than we give them credit.
In addition, every dog is a unique individual with natural personality traits, learning styles and motivations that may change as they age. Different development stages throughout a dog’s life may require establishing new foundations, revisiting basic manners or understanding why a dog is displaying such behaviors as reactiveness, shyness, appetite changes, activity level variance, fear or aggressive tendencies.
Bottom line – there is a need and an emotion to a behavior. Together, we create a plan to help a dog find the understanding needed to live a happy, balanced and whole life.
Tina Makris is an experienced teacher and dog trainer in positive, force-free dog behavior. Intuitive Hound offers a natural Ayurveda-based approach to dog-human relationships. Tina is registered with the Association for Professional Dog Trainers, approved by the American Kennel Club and remains current with continuing education in Ayurveda, dog cognition, natural wellness and dog-human psychology.
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Tina’s goal is to change the perception of dogs. Every dog is unique, and every human is unique, so it is essential that each dog-human relationship be rooted and developed in a balance of clear communication, trust and understanding.
Tina focuses on both the dogs and the beloved humans to cultivate a personalized and natural Ayurveda-based way to living with dogs in a human society.
Each dog has her own individual personality. The living practice of Ayurveda seeks to treat each being's unique MindBody type using a comprehensive natural approach. This approach emphasizes nutrition, herbal remedies, movement and stillness to maintain a natural balance.
Ayurveda - a 5000-year-old wellness philosophy and living practice - is rooted in the idea that all beings are created of different combinations of energies or the Five Elements - Air, Space, Fire, Water and Earth.
Using only intuitive, positive and force-free methods, - Tina provides insight and support for dogs and humans with successful, proven outcomes.
Through this collaboration, human guardians develop a new understanding and knowledge of dogs along with the skills to cultivate clear communication with each dog.
Whether via Zoom or Phone - Tina is available to you wherever you are!
A combination of Art, Intention and Science - Tina provides experience and insight to dog-human relationships.
- Understanding Dogs in Your Life
- Puppyhood, Adult Dog, Adopted Dog and Senior Dog
- New Dog / Puppy Selection and Preparation
- House Training / Coping with Being Home Alone
- Relationships with Other Animals
- New Home Acclimation
- Ayurveda Natural Lifestyle, Nutrition and Wellness
- Greetings / Front Door Manners
- Dropping, Leaving and Taking Objects
- Calming and Relaxing
- Come When Name is Called
- Leash Teamwork
- Decision-Making and Problem-Solving
- Activities and Enrichment
- Reactivity, Sudden Behavior Changes, Traumatic Events
- Pet Industry Staff Training and Education
Tina provides a non-judgemental and supportive atmosphere for dogs and humans.
Please check with your Veterinarian before making any changes to the health and wellness of the dogs in your life.
Information offered on this website or by any representative of Intuitive Hound in any form of communication is not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, psychological or medical treatment of a licensed professional healthcare provider.