Foundation Skills E-Book






You’re in the right place if …

  • You’re building a relationship with your dog and want to know where to start as you love them but they’re often ‘too much’ and you just want them to listen to you!.
  • You want them to focus and understand how to manage themselves and are looking for something simple, but don’t how to begin.
  • You’ve tried so much and you just dont seem to be getting it right and need some structured guidance to help increase their focus and responsiveness to you.

Hello there! My name is Danielle and I’d like to welcome you toFoundation Skills; part of the Control The Meerkat collection. We all know that life happens and it’s not all fairies and puppy tails; despite our best effort! Therefore, I’ve created ‘Control the meerkat’ to help YOU to understand YOUR DOG and learn all about what you can do to help them to cope, when life happens!

‘Foundation Skills’ is the first step to helping your dog learn how to start to regulate their emotions. That’s what Control The Meerkat is all about, we show you how to help your dogs, help themselves. It’s not about obedience and telling them what to do; it’s about teaching them the skills they need to manage themselves. By doing this our dogs learn how to regulate their own emotions and calm themselves when they feel excited, frustrated, scared, or overwhelmed. This is where we begin.

Self regulation’ is a technique i’ve used for years to help dogs to cope with their emotions rather than relying on us to tell them what to do. This may work for some dogs, though the fallout can be when not told in time they struggle and react. This helps them to become well behaved as they can control their own meerkat and make decisions for themselves making your life with your dog easier!’

Good luck with your training!

Danielle Beck, BSc (hons), PGDip, MSc

Clinical Animal Behaviourists & Rehabilitation Trainer

Founder of Control the Meerkat