The Loved Dog Services
Tamar Geller is a New York Times bestselling author & as OPRAH says “A Life Coach for Dogs and their People”. Known for her innovative methods, enthusiasm, and celebrity clients like Ben Affleck, Jon Stewart, Larry King, Ryan Seacrest, Julianne Hough, Charlize Thereon, Natalie Portman, Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi & of course OPRAH, Tamar has transformed lives and impacted relationships not only for dogs but also of people. The Loved Dog method that Tamar created 25 yrs ago is based on the knowledge she acquired as an intelligence officer in the Israeli Special Forces and from the wisdom of nature during the time she spent observing wolves in the wild. Understanding firsthand the challenges of being a veteran Tamar has created a nonprofit program Operation Heroes & Hounds that measurably empowers the lives of veterans and shelter dogs.
Inspired by Tamar’s observations of a wild wolf pack in their natural habitat, The Loved Dog™ method builds a relationship based on games, clear communication, mutual respect, and fun. Rejecting the painful prong collars and choke chains that have been common tools of dog trainers for decades, Tamar educates with kindness. With The Loved Dog™ method, the dog, who wants to be play-trained by you, becomes a well-mannered and loved member of the family. Tamar has helped many people achieve an amazing relationship with their four-legged family members. This is the only training method endorsed by The Humane Society of the United States.
“Dogs are amazingly sensitive and intuitive creatures, “Tamar says. If you use stress-free, game-based coaching (such as what we use with children) you will empower them to be all that they can be and in return not only will your dog be devoted to you but he will be your raving fan.
Tamar’s first book, The Loved Dog: The Playful Nonaggressive Way to Teach Your Dog Good Behavior (Simon and Schuster) is a New York Times best seller that has helped many pet “parents” understand and improve their dog’s behavior. Her second book 30 Days to a Well Mannered Dog is currently available online and in bookstores.
This book affirmed some of the training methods I intuited and taught me other techniques that are invaluable. If you are looking for an alternative to the mainstream/commercialized training techniques that seem a bit harsh, then this method is for you.