ABOUT PACKFIT

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At PACKFIT, we take a very holistic approach to training and behavior, acknowledging that every dog, every human with the dog, and every living scenario is quite different. No area is left unexplored, for there are several variables factoring into any one given behavior; each influencing and impacting the other. Everything is connected.

We teach the human end of the leash how to meet and fulfill their dogs’ needs as the animal, species of animal, breed or mix of breeds, and the *individual* they are, so they can provide what’s needed to feel safe, secure, and balanced.

We work to uncover the root cause of behavior before addressing the symptoms. As with humans, “behavior” is simply an expression, and is always reflective of a driving force underlying it. This ensures the longest lasting and most effective results, invariably increasing quality of life and peace of mind.

WE ARE DEDICATED TO SERVING BOTH ENDS OF THE LEASH.

Dogs look to us for their cues, guidance, direction, and how to feel about every scenario they enter into. Through empowering the human, we enable them to become the leaders their dogs need them to be. Teaching and empowering the human, training and guiding the dog. Improving communication, understanding and connection between both.

WE BELIEVE THAT EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED.

We take the time to investigate, uncover, examine and address the underlying root causes of behavior… not just the symptoms. What we see externally is a reflection of something going on internally. While many behaviors people and their dogs are struggling with are, in fact, a “problem”, they’re merely symptomatic of “the problem”; and are reflective of one or more of their instinctual, individual, and/or breed-specific needs not being met and provided for by us (and the frustration, anxiety, overwhelm, confusion, etc. as a direct result of this). 

WE DON’T BELIEVE IN THE “ONE SIZE FITS ALL” APPROACH.

Each of our programs are highly customized to meet the goals and needs of each individual dog and human pairing they’re developed for; acknowledging that every dog, every human with the dog, and every living scenario is quite different.

WE BELIEVE TRAINING HAPPENS DAILY.

A balanced, calm, well-rounded and well-adjusted dog isn’t the result of “x number of sessions” and that’s it. It’s a daily effort, a daily practice and a daily investment of our time, undivided attention and energy. Training (teaching, un-teaching, conditioning, etc) is a lifestyle. This is why educating, equipping, and empowering the dog’s human is so very critical to the success of any training program. Dogs are reliant upon us to teach, guide, help them to connect the dots, and way-show.

Relief and quality of life starts here.

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From the PACKFIT Blog

Lesson #77: The importance of following through.

Whether we're creating a boundary, giving a cue or command, setting a parameter, or reinforcing a rule, "following through" is a crucial and necessary component to our success and effectiveness in our relations with our dogs. Following through blends direction and...

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