Create An Awesome Relationship With Your Dog!

End any annoying behavior.

Restore the fun with your dog!

This website is a resource for dog owners who want to build a strong relationship with their dogs, understand their dogs better, and are willing to make minor adjustments in their lifestyle to create a harmonious, happy, and safe life with their dogs. It is for people who want to know more than how to teach their dogs how to sit, lay down or stay. Instead, we look at the dog and his behaviors from a broader perspective, including care, nutrition, and energy. Here you find free giveaways, lots of educational articles, tips, and different programs to enhance the partnership with and the well-being of your dog.

You are the guardian of one, two or more dogs and…

  • you love to take your dogs to public places,
  • you love for your dog to play with other companions,
  • you invite a lot of friends and family members to your home,
  • and you want to be the best dog guardian you can be.

But sometimes your dog doesn’t seem to cooperate with your plans. Instead, (s)he drives you crazy and you get frustrated because of:

  • excessive barking when visitors come to the house or when they walk on the street
  • nipping family members or guests
  • aggressive behavior towards other dogs or people
  • destructive behavior such as chewing up furniture, peeing in the home or jumping the fence.

 

My name is Iris Grimm and for more than 16 years I’ve coached hundreds of dog owners. I’ve trained dozens of dogs, and I have raised thousands of dollars for rescue groups by providing educational workshops to dog owners. I truly found my passion by combining life and leadership coaching, dog training, animal communication, and health consulting into a business that has helped many dog owners and their dogs.

I am committed to helping dog owners and their dogs live their best life together. That is what most of my clients want. But sometimes life happens, and instead of happiness and laughter, there is frustration, sadness, and hardship.

  • Dogs are dogs, and they can get into trouble when they don’t receive clear and consistent leadership.
  • Humans treat dogs like humans; that is how many dog owners set their dogs up for failure.
  • Humans carry a lot of emotional and mental baggage. Dogs go by energy and therefore they can easily be impacted by our “stuff.”
  • Some dogs come from traumatic situations that require a flexible leadership, patience, and understanding.

That’s why I created a variety of programs. Some times, a dog owner just needs to learn a better skill to handle the dog effectively, and the dog’s behavior will shift. Other times, the human benefit from leadership and life coaching to make healthy improvements in their lifestyle.

As a certified life and leadership coach, having worked with people for the last 17 years, I know how to support clients in cultivating greater self-awareness, making new and more refined distinctions, and building new behavioral competence. I am also trained as an animal communicator who gets in touch with the dogs to hear their side of the story and their concerns. Add to that my experience of training dogs for more than 16 years and my passion for healthy living and natural care taking, I have the right mix to support the humans and the dogs in their loving relationship.

Thank you for your workshop yesterday. I was very impressed and learned so much. I feel like I learned from the dogs’ perspective, as compared to what I have been exposed to before.

I loved how you used your ‘actors’ to show how the techniques worked for them and was especially pleased with the technique for letting the dog train itself. That was wonderful: I could see the mental cogs turning!

I talked about this with my friends in my networking group this morning, and they were even intrigued.

Jim

Program Offers

30-Minute Consult

This option works best if you have a single question regarding your dog’s behavior or well-being. Many of my past clients use this offer should new issues with the dog arise but an in-person training session is not necessary.

Nutrition Coaching

Not all dog foods are the same and you can harm your dog when you don’t know what to pay attention to. In this program, you will learn how to interpret dog food labels, what to do to avoid food sensitivities, how to choose the best food brands and much more.

Transition to Raw Food

Food is medicine. Feeding your dog raw meat and vegetables is the best nutrition you can give. When you do it right, it is very affordable. Learn how to make that transition in the right and safe way.

New Dog Owner Training

Most first-time dog owners waste a lot of money on ineffective dog supplies and they make many mistakes when it comes to training or feeding their dogs. This is a comprehensive program to learn all major components of responsible training and healthy dog care to minimize mistakes and maximize success.

Dog Owner Coaching

If your dog displays annoying, aggressive, or unhealthy behavior or you are a dog owner with an above average interest to advance your dog training and dog care skills, this program is for you. It is completely customized to your dog’s needs and the program length and content are flexible.

Life Coaching for Dog Owners

This is the odd program in the bunch. Since I am a leadership coach by training, I want to offer a coaching program for dog owners who are ready to create a happier and more balanced life. From stress management, time management all the way to boundaries or healthier living, you can create an ideal and exciting life with the help of this program.

Lunch'n Learn Programs

Many people love dogs but very few people know dogs. That’s why so many dogs end up in shelters. One of my goals is to educate people about better leadership, pet ownership, and life choices. Lunch breaks are great opportunities to feed your mind with uplifting topics.

Live Workshops

I love to help rescue groups raise money for their cause while educating dog owners about training and dog care. These are live workshops presented by a rescue group or at my home where dog owners can ask me any questions about dog training or dog care and I will teach and demonstrate training techniques.

Webinars

Coming soon to a computer near you.

In the near future, I plan a series of webinars for dog owners who want to learn more about health, well-being, nutrition, and training. Check back often or sign up to get notified when the webinars get on the schedule.

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Let me throw you a bone! Get my occasional email tips and announcements for the workshops and take the guess work out of it.

 

Do you currently look for a dog that you want to integrate with your family?

I invite you to check out my current foster dogs, Deno, Sunny, and Queeny. Sunny is Queeny’s mother. They all are a pit bull mix of some sort. Deno is two years old, Sunny is 5-6 years old and Queeny is 8 months old (born on January 10, 2017).

They are obedience trained, house trained, and crate trained. They are well behaved at home and in public. Call me at 770-428-2334 or check out other dogs at Friends to the Forlorn rescue group.