Roman is a Certified Dog Trainer and Holistic Behavior Coach, Reiki Master and Energy  Healing Practitioner. He is integrating mind/body/spirit balancing and improving people's relationships with their dogs.  This helps owners raise their vibration and dogs reach their highest potential. 
Since 2007, Roman’s vision is that dog owners should know how to teach their dogs the moral, ethical and social skills. Force and pain-free, with love and affection, learning can be fun and bonding. No matter where they live.


Holistic Dog Training or Holistic Dog Parenting is an emotional relationship based method that uses 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 approach 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.Holistic training does not subscribe to Dominance or Alpha theory where the dog owner relies on fear, threat or power imbalance in order to get the dog to obey (I believe that this creates an ongoing battle, one you’d likely rather not fight forever, and, moreover, compulsive training can cause even BIGGER problems down the road).  

I work with dog’ guardians to correct and balance the system, strengthen trust and communication, and tap into your dog’s natural tendencies, skills, and breed-specific needs.
No one is better suited to teach his dog moral and ethical skills than his guardian.
— - Roman Gottfried - CPDT

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.   

The 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.
— Roman Gottfried
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
My holistic methods work quickly and powerfully, and  in far fewer sessions than most trainers need. 
Your bonded connection with your dog, facilitated by my coaching, will provide you with the confidence and tools for  a happy, well-behaved, best friend for life.
I believe anyone can learn to be a master trainer of their own dog. Yes, even when there are “BIG” problems to solve!.



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

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 It’s convenient,

and it works!  

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What people have to say about Online TRAINING  

Sampson is a Great Pyrenees Rescue who came to us wary of human connection, intolerant of change, and reactive to vehicles and anything moving near our home. Roman has helped us get to know and understand this great dog. He teaches in a way that is sensible, logical and insightful. We understand ourselves better and understand that our relationship with Sampson is all important. Highly recommend Roman’s incredible training!
— Peggy and Mike Smith, Educator Delaware, USA
I have seen Roman do some really amazing work with rescue dogs and “problem” dogs all over the country. He works in an entirely non aggressive, calm, non dominant manner that gets excellent results from even the most troubled dogs. He’s exceptional.
— Karen vicencio - Holistic Horse Behaviorist and Trainer- Ireland
Roman has helped us with all three of our dogs. We have consulted with other trainers before finding Roman, but he is by far the best and the only person we will consult for behavioral concerns or training. Our smallest dog Tucker came to us as a very fearful boy who wouldn’t turn his back on us and would attack our other dog. Roman helped us understand the why behind his behavior and how provide structure and boundaries between the dogs. Tucker is now flourishing in our home as a very confident little guy. He has also become best buds with our other dog. Friends and family cannot believe the transformation.
We adopted our third dog just over a week ago and he started out very friendly and then suddenly appeared to be attacking our oldest dog without provocation. We immediately called in Roman and in a 45min session he helped us understand the “why” behind the behavior and gave us tools to work with him. He is already doing so much better - and it has only been a few days! There is no one I would trust with my dogs above Roman; he is excellent and he really cares about the dogs. Do yourself a favor, quit looking for a trainer and call Roman. You will be so glad you did! You will not only understand and be able to effectively guide your dog, but you will strengthen your relationship with them.
— Mackenzie Dickson, Phoenix AZ, USA

Want to talk about your dog’s needs with Roman first?  

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Your bonded connection with your dog, facilitated by my coaching, will provide you with the confidence and tools for a happy, well-behaved, best friend for life.  I believe anyone can learn to be a master trainer of their own dog (yes, even when there are “big” problems to solve!).