The Mysterious Ways Of Dharma Academy
Because Dogs Are Awesome!
Dog parenting instead of dog training
No violence, no drill, no conditioning, no treats, no clicker, no brutal equipment necessary.
Just an unconditional love for dogs.
Backed by science, wisdom and experience.
Healing, Growth & Learning
Dharma Academy mingles neuroscience, psychology and heart, bringing the essence of dogs closer to people.
Blending cutting-edge science with a wealth of experience.
Dharma Academy demolishes most of what you probably learned about dogs.
Dogs will be dogs and dogs should be dogs. There is no universal dog, not one method or formula to use in every situation.
Dogs have individual emotions and opinions. They have their own perceptions and ideas. What dogs don’t have is the lifestyle of wolves, they don’t live in packs and they don’t barbecue grasshoppers.
What dogs do or don’t do and what’s good or bad for dogs can’t be generalized. It has to be about each individual, unique dog.
This is indeed disconcerting for those who lean on old excuses and scapegoating of common dog training and dog psychology.
But for those who long for that one true bond and family life with their dogs it’s also exciting and fascinating.
What we teach for decades is now backed up by science; dogs are much like young children and should be parented rather than trained, taught instead of pushed. Elite parenting takes you and your dog to a whole different level.
This path isn’t for everyone, but for the right people, it transforms lives.
Hey you, human, whose dog’s happiness shivers in their hands. Still you.
Feel embarrassed by that fragile furry soul’s behavior and want to change it to impress neighbors, friends, restaurant folks and stop that dog trainer from laughing at you?
Stick to all those common dog trainers who will set your dog “straight” and call it positive reinforcement to make you feel better. Leave here knowing your dog deserves better.
If you look for the same old animal psychology and don’t mind under the hood it’s the same old conditioning and training – do it somewhere else and waste your money and your dog’s mind while pretending to be better.
If you look for something real and different – your dog’s best interest, body heart mind soul – we’re your best bet and usually the only hope: Welcome to the true sharp cutting edge.
Dharma Academy challenges people to listen to their dogs and foster a sense of curiosity in them through exploration and discovery.
Explore your passion with enrichment opportunities. Learn how to write a better story, to find a better life for your dog and for you. Learn simply for the love of dogs.
Solve problems, develop everyday skills. Learn to live with your dog.
Solve problems, develop Broaden your skillset , learn a new skill and make a better life for dogs your mission. Help others to re-write their stories with courses designed for professionals and those who want to start a new career.
Advance your career and learn from our experience and research. Add revolutionary fields of expertise to your arsenal such as Trauma Specialist for dogs.
Dharma Academy is your lifelong learning partner.
Every Dog Matters
Feelings, thoughts, and actions are one definition of the soul,
we teach values such as Wisdom, power and grace to help any dog and their human families to come together as one precious family.
Trauma and PTSD in dogs is a reality. It is barely recognized, mostly misunderstood and defined wrongly as “disorder” when it is an “injury”. An injury hiding within their nervous system and brain.
An injury with medical – physical – and emotional results. It changes an individual’s neuroanatomy and our neurophysiology. Changes which affect thoughts, actions, and reactions.
Post-traumatic stress symptoms are a natural, biological response, a survival mechanism. One that can be turned on but not always turned off.
It can often be healed.
But healing is not training, not obedience, not discipline, not desensitizing.
With continuous research, experience and education through the latest sciences we keep on advancing the treatment of trauma/post-traumatic stress injury and the improvement of mental health in dogs. There is hope yet.
With the right stimulation and support from the outset, dogs can develop their full potential.
Inspiring, empowering, uplifting
NeuroTAO shows an engaging, accessible, and informative way out of the current thinking on
behaviorism, conditioning and training of dogs.
A unique perspective skillfully interwoven with the insights of neuroscience, psychology and boundless experience form a practical guide of grounded, intelligent, self-transforming wisdom.
This course describes in an engaging and practical way what to do in order to live with dogs in this elegant and inclusive way. Learn how to apply this integral mindset to everyday life, body, mind and spirit of both species achieving a relaxed and resilient relationship.
The simplicity of the tao, to go with the flow, the complexity of neuroscience and psychology, to connect with your dog. Body, mind, spirit.
Change your view on dogs
You can teach a dog anything, be it basic manners, recall, search and rescue, protection, tricks, or driving…. if you just understand them and find the right way to communicate with the individual dog.
And that in a very tiny nutshell is what you can take to the real world from our original courses, online courses, hybrid courses, webinars, bootcamps, events, etc.
Let the dog speak
Dharma Wolf side with the dogs. They don’t cater to the human comfort and they don’t provide band-aids for their conscience. Dharma Wolf help people to have better relationships with dogs. relationships with other animals. For a more patronizing marketing, stick to your dog trainers, behaviorists, and foolish vets who will easily prescribe you pills to shorten your dog’s life and make you feel better with fairy tales of wild wolves serving cavemen and wolves turning into poodles fighting you for dominance over a couch. Fiction can be harmful after all.
Touchy subjects such as the myth of dominance, pills replacing sensible upbringing and education, the harm of “fixing”, trauma and ptsd that won’t be fixed by training, and many such evergreens get the truth treatment here. You learn what happens and why and you’ll need time to get over it. Do it by making it up to your dog.
Dharma Wolf help the worried, the lost, those who scour the earth for a glimmer of hope to help their dogs.
And they really work hard to help people have that awesome bond they dream of, by becoming the very best humans their dogs deserve.
You want to learn to understand dogs, the dogs that live with us, the real amazing fuzzballs who make our every day? You’re welcome.
Beware, here may be curious methods and odd lifestyles found, but no automated mails, no callcenters and technical things tend to go wrong whenever they want. You talk to living beings here and that does come with it’s very own highs and lows. Sometimes a kind word, or a coffee helps. A bag of snacks for the dogs always improves everyone’s mood.
All this is backed by our experience, from spending every day of our lives with dogs, for generations. and a bunch of degrees, for good measure.
Head-K9 of Dharma Academy
Blending cutting-edge science with a wealth of experience
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