Our mission is to improve the lives of dogs and their families to help them experience a joyful relationship. We help dogs become optimists. An optimistic dog is happy to see people, happy to see other dogs, and is, well…happy! We have a long history of working with families who have invested endless hours in learning about dog training – whether on TV, online, or in person.
Most dogs we start working with are pessimists. What is a pessimistic dog? Any dog that has fear, anxiety, discomfort, or aggression is a pessimist. Those dogs always expect bad outcomes in life. Many of the families with dogs who struggle to feel good in life are faced with difficult choices – living a stressful life with their dog, considering medicating their dog, surrendering their dog, or euthanasia.
It has been a great joy to us to help those families create a new life with their dog. Using primarily reward and relaxation strategies we are able to guide families in the process of changing the emotional state of their dog – how the dog feels about people, other animals and things in its environment (not just on its external behavior).
Who are we?
Mark McCabe is the developer of the Training Between The Ears (TBTE)℠ system and along with his wife, Stephanie, travels over 20 weeks a year teaching this system to professional and dedicated amateur trainers and pet owners around the U.S. and Canada.