Steve is a man of many accomplishments. His LinkedIn profile describes him as a hockey-playing triathlete with an MBA from Notre Dame. A certified metabiotic trainer. An entrepreneur. A business owner. But there’s more to Steve than that. Just ask his dog Bella (and countless grateful dog owners). Steve is, in a roundabout way, a language instructor. Early on, as a child in Grand Rapid, Michigan, he found he had a special way with dogs. Through the years, and with the help of a master canine instructor, that “special way” grew into an intimate teamwork of trust between man and canine. Steve grew to realize that every dog has an instinctual drive to follow, interact with, and protect the one they look up-to for leadership. He began to understand that “man’s best friend” isn’t looking for a friend at all. He’s looking for a leader. It was then that Steve found his unique, teachable approach to communicating with dogs on their level developing seven sacred ways to help people learn what he’d discovered over the past 20 years. Ever since, he’s been helping people become more fluent in “dog,” showing them how to connect with their dogs in a way that taps into their pet’s innate behavior, and uses it to build a happier, healthier relationship built on trust and obedience.
As Steve says in his book How I Learned To Speak Dog, “my job is to interpret—for my species—the intentions of another. Then, in turn, teach you how to communicate your expectations back again. Though the job is unusual, the task is not impossible. In fact, becoming fluent in Canine only requires the understanding of a single Human word; ‘CONNECTION’.”
Communicating With Your Dog
Watch as Steve points out the three keys to successfully communicating with your dog in a language they'll understand and respond to.
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