ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Emily Brotherson has always had a passion for helping animals. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician and has worked in prominent emergency animal hospitals in the South Bay Area where she honed her animal medical skills and developed her dog training philosophy and techniques. Emily is also a certified animal Reiki Master and facilities the healing energy of Reiki to every animal she meets.
This combination of veterinary skills and energy work has allowed her to become a highly effective dog trainer. She loves to share her knowledge about dogs’ behavior, health and emotional well being with her clients.
Through bridging the communication gap between people and their dogs, Emily is dedicated to helping her clients achieve balance and harmony in their relationships with their furry family members.
"Emily is very tuned into dogs. I've watched her for a long time as she held dog training classes. Now she is working with people and their dogs in private training. She had our standard poodle doing the right thing "Leave It! within 1 hour. We started in our home, then went for a walk in the neighborhood. Our dog quickly ignored other dogs when asked and even "left" a treat on the ground. Our dog focused quickly on us when directed to "leave it". This gives us wonderful control over her when situations occur that we don't want her to get involved in...we never know how other dogs will react to a large dog.
Emily is an excellent dog trainer. We very much appreciate her guidance and advice that helps us be the best dog owners and our dog to be on her best behavior.
Addition to our review from yesterday:
The Day After Our Training!
Wow, Emily, you're a miracle worker! Today at the dog park, she was playing with a 6 month old Golden Retriever. Another dog came up to them and it resulted in our dog and the other dog ganging up on the golden. I immediately said to our poodle "leave it" and she came right over to me!
Thank you so much for your simple, powerful teachings and command!"
"Our family cannot say enough great things about training with Emily. She first started working with our American Staffordshire Terrier at about 14 weeks. The difference in our puppy's progress after each session is impressive. Our puppy loves her and is stimulated, eager to please and having a blast every time. She comes up with creative training ideas for your particularly situation. For example, we trained in a park one time while my small children were playing on the playground to address the puppy pulling to get to the kids (wanting to play with them). My pup follows me well off leash, is comfortable in busy environments such as downtown areas, and confident and friendly with strangers. We joked in our last session about what great progress my pup was making; Emily has turned my puppy into a little pitt bull ambassador! I highly recommend this company for whatever your dog training needs may be."
"This training is magical! I have two dogs both rescues and they went from being willful and naughty to loving, obedient and calm. No more dog lunging, car chasing beasts for me.
Thanks Emily for your kind and gentle approach!"
WHOLISTIC PET CONSULTATIONS
Is your dog recovering from an illness or surgery?
Is your dog getting ready for their end of life transition?
Is your dog ready for the next level of natural health and wellness?
Do you have questions about how to design a healthy and happy lifestyle for your dog that will work for you and your household?
If so, our Wholistic Pet Consultation is for you!
Wholistic Pet Consultations Include: Structured Silver Bio-Shield Silver Hydrosol 100% pet safe immune boosting colloidal silver, Reiki healing energy treatment, and practical lifestyle recommendations regarding: diet, exercise, behavior, & emotional wellness. These consultations are perfect for dogs who are recovering from illness/injury and dogs & owners who are ready to take their dog’s health to the next level of wellness
BASIC OBEDIENCE AND BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION
Whether you are looking to learn how to train your dog for basic obedience, or eliminate bad behaviors, we have you covered!
Dogs of all ages can learn new skills and rebuild a solid foundation of good behavior through training, consistency, structure and compassion.
Let us teach you how to train your dog! We strive to empower our clients! We teach you the tools and skills you need to maintain your dog’s training throughout their life.
All training sessions are specifically tailored to you and your dog’s specific goals and needs.
Come When Called (Yes! Even Off-Leash)
Go To Bed
Loose Leash Walking
Does your puppy pee everywhere? Chew on everything (including you)? Ignore your behavior requests? Bark/whine for attention?
If so, do not worry! We can help!
Raising a puppy can be challenging and it is important to get them started on the right path of basic obedience early on. The time you invest in learning how to train your puppy early on, will set you and your puppy up for a lifetime of happiness and harmony.
It is from a stable foundation of training skills, communication, consistency, and structure, that facilitates a trusting, loyal, loving unbreakable bond between you and your dog.
Let us help you teach your puppy:
Beginning basic obedience foundations (come, sit, stay, down, leave it)
Proper potty training
Go to your bed
Calming behavior such as not barking / chewing / jumping
OUR TRAINING SESSIONS
We offer Private In-Home dog training sessions where we teach you the skills and techniques to be able to train your dog and maintain the training throughout their lives!
The training sessions are specifically tailored to you and your dog’s training goals.
Depending on you and your dog’s specific needs, the training sessions can be done in your home (the best place to begin training your dog), at the park, or out on the hiking trails.
In each session, we cover:
-All of your questions/concerns answered with practical advice and training demonstrations
-Effective communication between you and your dog
-A training plan to help you manage and supervise your dog, while continuing to reinforce the good behaviors he/she is learning
OUR TRAINING PHILOSOPHY
We teach you how to train your dog!
Dogs are our greatest companions, and our goal is to support the relationships between our clients and their dogs. Our goal is to help bring effective communication and balance to your relationship with your dog, so that you both can enjoy life together.
Imagine what life could be like if your puppy/dog was happy (emotionally balanced), healthy, and well trained.
Would you enjoy fun hikes in the mountains with your dog?
Trips to the dog park?
Attend the family BBQ together?
Play with other dogs on the beach?
Go on road trips?
Have a group of friends and family over to your house?
Or simply, enjoy a quiet evening snuggling on the couch and watching your favorite show (without any barking interruptions)?
Yes! All of these things and more are possible when your dog is happy (emotionally balanced), healthy, and well trained!
From puppyhood through their senior years, each dog is different and has different training goals/needs. Our training sessions and advice are specifically tailored to you and your dog, so that you have all of the tools and skills you need to maintain your dog’s training throughout their life.
Can You Imagine A World Where Your Dog Is Happy & Eager To Respond To Your Training Requests?
Positive Reinforcement Training Techniques:
Our positive reinforcement training techniques teach dogs how to choose to respond with the correct behavior. While, at the same time, we teach owners how and when to reward their dog’s good behaviors to create a well-mannered dog in every situation. If the dogs do not offer the correct behavior, there is NO punishment. This may sound strange, but it is a highly effective training methodology that creates quick and lasting results, based on trust and communication between you and your dog. Through our positive reinforcement training, you will learn how to motivate and inspire your dog to WANT to offer the correct behavior. Not because he/she has to, but because he/she wants to.
*We only use positive reinforcement training methods! We believe in reward/praise based training, and we will approach each individual case from this viewpoint.
COMPASSIONATE & BALANCED LEADERSHIP
Intuitive Dog Training values the connection between people and their dogs. We believe the best kind of dog training strengthens the bond between you and your dog. It is from this foundation of mutual trust, respect, and love, that lasting change can occur.
A dog’s behavior is a reflection of the balance or imbalance that is present within their home environment. Dogs thrive with structure and clear boundaries. When there is a lack of structure (or the incorrect kind of structure), your dog will feel that they need to step up to the plate to become the leader of the pack.
Without clear and consistent guidance, you can unknowingly put your dog into stressful situations where they feel they have to step up and fill the role of pack leader. This leads to behaviors such as barking, leash reactivity, pulling, jumping, and aggression.
The solution to this is to set and maintain compassionate and clear boundaries with your dog. Through creating these boundaries, and effectively communicating them to your dog, you are relieving your dog of their “pack leader duty”, and giving them the gift of leadership. You are essentially telling them that you have everything under control, and there is nothing to worry about.
A pack leader can be kind and loving. It is not about dominating our dogs. It is about loving our dogs enough to take responsibility for their behavior and learn to be the leader that they need. You are their guide. The highest form of love you can show your dog, is to become their pack leader so they can relax and be your loving companion.
Intuitive Dog Training is perfect for people who want personalized, in-home, 1 on 1 dog training sessions that are tailored to you and your dog’s goals. We find this approach to be the best and most effective way for dogs and their owners to build a foundation of consistent good behavior and experience lasting results. Our training sessions are designed specifically to meet your training goals and lifestyle requirements.
“Dogs thrive with compassionate leadership. It allows them to embrace their happy, healthy, goofy, silly, loving, joyful selves. Every dog has these qualities, and it is up to us to create the structure in their lives that allow for their souls to shine through.”
Emily Brotherson Founder of Intuitive Dog Training