Just as integrated medicine for people takes into account the whole person, mind, body and spirit, The Integrated Approach to dog training also takes into account the whole dog.  This approach includes spirituality as well as science, nature, psychology and universal laws. The Integrated Approach also embraces a variety of training methods as well as types of dog training equipment which have been designed to help people train their dogs. This approach is meant to be inclusive rather than exclusive.


Divine Dog” Training Also Represents a New Mindset

If you agree that the dog is “Divine” and quite possibly the universe’s finest example of unconditional love … then you might also  that dogs were created perfectly just as they are. Dogs are dogs and dogs do what dogs do. Once again, dogs are manageable and that is the key!

Here’s the kind of language you Are Going to hear.

  • You are going to hear that the dog is not some creature intent on establishing dominance over us.  Rather the dog is viewed as a kindred spirit and there are many similarities in how we all make decisions.
  • You are going to hear and learn about managing innate behaviors such as barking or chewing, as opposed to stopping them. The use of language such as stopping behaviors gives the impression that the behavior is always wrong. It has left many people feeling like failures, thinking they were the problem, and even worse, seeing their dog as less. All jumping for joy cannot possibly be bad!!!
  • You are going to learn about self-fulfilling prophecy; how your belief system may or may not contribute to your success. Wayne Dyer said it best: “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
  • You are going to hear that disciplined discipline is always based on love. And that pressure can be a privilege … producing growth.

We will look at your dog as it was created innately, and establish rules for living based on both of your individual needs. You will learn how to communicate clearly and how to earn your leadership. You will learn how to get your needs filled by understanding and filling the needs of another … your dog’s.


Integrated Training Techniques

The root of the word “obedience” means to listen. We often think of an obedient dog as one that listens to its owner’s commands or direction. This is what most people want. They want a dog that listens and is, therefore, manageable.

In the study of behavior modification with people, we learn that all decisions are based on seeking rewards and/or avoiding consequences. This is also true for animals. Herein lies the need for integrating both rewards and consequences into a harmonious whole.

The Integrated Approach is meant to be inclusive rather than exclusive. Please take a moment to view the video below. I am proud to offer you this wide range of tools in my tool box.



Most Recent Review

Tracy Ragazzo
Tracy Ragazzo

5 out of 5 stars

posted 7 months ago

Karyn of Garvin's Divine Dog Training is a miracle worker. When my husband and I first started working with Karyn 10+ years and 3 dogs ago we had been turned down by prior trainers...stating that our Italian Greyhound puppy was just that...a puppy...and "to give it time" and were even told that maybe we got the wrong breed. After just one meeting with Karyn, the puppy knew his name, wasn't afraid of the leash and most important....we weren't afraid of our decision to get a dog!!! She has the whole family how to be one cohesive unit and how to work together! Something I thought was not possible!!
Karyn has the knowledge and know how to train not only my dog with verbal and non verbal commands, she was able to teach my husband and I the skills we needed to be successful. Because of her years and expertise she taught my husband and I that it's okay be frustrated and lost at times. Because of her care, compassion, knowledge and integrated approach to training we are now working with Karyn on our third puppy,(another Italian Greyhound) and our Yorkie is getting a refresher course.
I myself have a very hectic schedule and was able to do my first on-line coaching session. How many trainers would be willing to meet with you in-between clients remotely on a Saturday morning after sending her an SOS email mid week?!?! 1 and 1 only...KARYN GARVIN!!!!!!!!!!!! Not only did this save me time (and my sanity), but it also saved me money.

If you are looking for someone who will give you the time and training that you deserve on an Integrated Approach for Dog Training, then do yourself and your dog a favor, contact Karyn. You will not be disappointed.

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