Find Your Inner Dog, Scottsdale, AZ Based Training & Rehabilitation for Your Dog
ALL Dog Breeds Welcome
Specializing in Canine Psychology and Pack Mentality for Rescue Dogs and All Dogs with Aggression, Anxiety, Fear, Lunging, Barking Symptoms
Welcome and thank you for considering my business. We are a small, family-owned business dedicated to rehabilitating all breeds of dog and saving them from euthanasia.
As a dog owner, I personally have felt broken, ashamed and hopeless when I was faced with dog aggression in my own pack with Petunia. Please let me help you before you decide to surrender your pet or euthanize it. There are solutions to your problems.
My beautiful Petunia is alive today and helping me rehabilitate dogs. In fact, she's the reason my business opened. I agreed to foster her for two weeks during entropion (eye) surgery through Maricopa County Animal Care and Control. She was 18 months old and had recently given birth in someone's backyard. After surgery, she was very sick with pneumonia and weighed 52 pounds. She was frail and emaciated. Along with my husband Rob, we decided she should not return to the shelter for adoption and made her part of our family.
Once healthy, we decided to drive her to the beach to enjoy life in San Diego. Little did I know that I had just taken her to the biggest dog park of all and she was nowhere near ready for it. It was a huge mistake on our part and it was ugly in every sense of the word. We made a spectacle of ourselves and were cursed off the beach for having "that breed" of dog.
I took the time to first enlist my veterinary professionals to rule out medical disease and pain and proceeded to behavioral professionals train me to understand what she needed from me. I truly thought I had adopted a vicious dog that might need to be euthanized. I've been studying dog aggression for quite some time now and I fully understand the importance of advocating for my dog and understanding what I refer to as a dog's "threshold". Dogs have a threshold of tolerance just as we humans do. How I solved a conflict in my 20's is much different now in my 50's as I have grown to understand there are consequences associated with my actions. I will use human analogies as well as dog to dog examples in order to teach you how to understand your dog.
While Petunia is not the perfect match for every dog, she is wonderful with many of the large and problematic dogs I work with. I have successfully added three more dogs to my pack since I first witnessed her dog aggression in 2014. As her owner, I NEVER EVER thought I would be able to achieve that!
Because I believe jobs provide fulfillment for a dog, Petunia also works with me most weeks volunteering in the Alzheimer's Unit of a local memory care facility spreading joy to the elderly. I can help you find jobs for your dog, too.
My style of communicating with dogs is very different than many behavioral trainers. I immerse dogs slowly while building their trust and confidence and setting clear boundaries. Oftentimes, a dog who uses its mouth knows of no other way to solve a problem and may not have had the appropriate opportunity to receive those crucial teachings with its parents and siblings during its formative weeks after birth. My style of pack leadership is very simple yet very clear and direct with both dogs and their humans.
I'm a hands-on trainer not only with leash communication but also with human touch and massage. I spend many hours rehabilitating dogs invited to live with us via rescue groups in order to prepare them for permanent adoption.
I look forward to helping you succeed with your pack!
Dianne Marcinizyn, Owner email@example.com http://www.findyourinnerdogtraining.com