#ControlTheMeerkat is brain child of founder Danielle Beck. Danielle has been working along side dogs for close to 19years and during this time, she saw more and more dogs that needed more than training. These animals had been through trauma, in a variety of forms and knowing a thing or two about trauma and trauma based disorders in people, she started to research more into affective neuroscience.
Danielle knew from her studies and experience thats stress results in poor learning and trauma can affect memory and memory recall. In these situations safety is the key. Unless an individual feels safe and has all their basic needs met they’re not going to be physically capable of learning.
To truly help these individuals we need to look at more than their behaviour. We need to understand why they’re behaving the way they are. What possible driving forces (including emotional, physical, and neurological) are behind the behaviour, BEFORE, we start any training.