You are your dog’s best trainer, only you can reach your dog’s full potential.
— Roman Gottfried, CPDT, founder of Holistic Dog Trainer

Holistic dog training is based on the law of nature that a whole is made up of interdependent parts. An individual dog is more than just an animal to be controlled.  Emotions, energy and health are all involved in creating and maintaining a positive human/dog relationship naturally, for life.  Holistic training addresses all of these elements so that they can  exist in harmony to create a “naturally” great dog. (Secret: It also makes the trainer - that’s you - happier, too!)  I do this with clients around the globe, both in person and online.


YES!  You can learn to be your dog’s best trainer, in the comfort of your own home, from anywhere in the world.  Using Skype or Facetime, I personally guide you and your pet toward a happier, more peaceful relationship.  When we partner to train your dog via Skype or Facetime, YOU are the star of the show, “the only trainer in the room”, working directly with your dog (with my careful guidance).  It’s convenient, and it works!  Want to learn more?  Set up a time to chat here.


Holistic training does not subscribe to dominance theory where the dog owner relies on fear, threat or power imbalance in order to get the dog to obey (we believe that this creates an ongoing battle, one you’d likely rather not fight forever, and, moreover, can cause even BIGGER problems down the road).  

Instead, I work with dog owners to correct and balance the system, strengthen trust and communication, and tap into your dog’s natural tendencies, skills and breed-specific needs.  This approach creates a happy, well-adjusted dog who is tuned into you and who naturally WANTS to obey.    

No more power struggle, nor more frustration. Holistic training is simple: Communication, skills and trust. That makes the big difference.
— Roman Gottfried CPDT, Founder of Holistic Dog Training

Roman’s Holistic approach coaches you to develop a happy, healthy, well-adjusted dog who yearns to please, because you learn to effectively convey that you are his #1 trusted guide.  As a result, you improve your connection, your communication, and your dog obeys with pleasure, respect and focus on you-- NOT because you’ve “dominated” him, but because you’ve taught him that being in good behavior is the happiest, healthiest, most loving and rewarding way for him to be.

These methods work quickly and powerfully, and  in far fewer sessions than most trainers need. Your bonded connection with your dog, facilitated by this coaching, will provide you with the confidence and tools for  a happy, well-behaved, best friend for life.  Anyone can learn to be a master trainer of their own dog (yes, even when there are “big” problems to solve).

From the left: Sasha, Rocky ( Yorkies), Rufus (Cane Corso), Sienna ( Rhodesian Ridgeback),  Baily ( Boxer)

From the left: Sasha, Rocky ( Yorkies), Rufus (Cane Corso), Sienna ( Rhodesian Ridgeback),  Baily ( Boxer)

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(it's convenient for you, and it works)