Typically, this work is interactive and not a navel gazing experience – the reason for having this gorgeous and funny image on the page is that it captures the incredible obedience of dogs!
As mentioned everywhere on this website, the relationship between canine and human is dependent on the quality of settlement, awareness and authority within the human.
This reference to authority is not to be confused with authority when used as a way of controlling another, nor as a means of having an authority over another. Instead, it is the authority born of the quality of how we live our everyday and it offers the dog a place to respond to that quality - ie to be obedient to the vibration on offer. In short, it is the authority of who we are and how much we live that.
Face to face classes, programs and sessions are a very physical and engaging experience of feeling how a dog responds to you and your body in movement. Clients get a lot of walking time in class and sessions to really feel how to bring that authority through from our body and into our actions and to deepen in the power of that. This is the main focus of the work.
Online sessions are also an engaging experience that brings a deeper understanding to how we can bring the authority of who we are and how much we live that by using very practical examples.
In truth, a dog is not moving in response to a spoken command first, but to the vibration of what is being offered.
When we, the dog’s people, get to experience physically the responsivity of our dog to our vibration, it is astounding how fast everything can then move. This responsivity of the dog informs behavioural issues and physical ailments as well as how you are with your dog in every area – be that at home, in the car, at the vet, on a walk, swimming, in the park, lounging or playing. Having this palpable experience also assists with how we hold ourselves during the many decision making processes that happen when we care for a dog - health care, diet, boundaries, medication, operations, recreational time and so on.
I have had the pleasure of participating in Deb’s dog training sessions both in the one on one format and as part of a group. Both types of sessions are amazing and take the dog owner to a much deeper level with their dog than any other training I have encountered. The sessions are so simple and yet totally profound. As we walk with our dog we are encouraged to tune into ourselves at a deep level and observe how our dog responds. Then this reflection from our dog serves as feedback to then take us even deeper within ourselves. The connection with our dog that arises from this process is just gorgeous and so moving.
In group sessions we get to experience the quality of energy that our dog is offering other dogs and other people. We can observe how we are and how our dog is as part of a group. Again, there is much to learn here that can be applied to everyday life not just to walking a dog! Deb is amazing with both people and dogs, offering a deep, intuitive insight into the nature of the connection between dog and human and unfolding the healing potential of this bond. I was surprised and moved by the experience and continue to unfold the healing offered by Deb now as I continue to enjoy my daily walks with Gracie my dog.
Cynthia, Melbourne VIC