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Therapeutic Approach to
Making Deeper Changes in Dogs

Serve New Hope, Newtown, Doylestown and surrounding areas

Introducing 'Next Level Dog Training'

You see a lot of training information that involves some version of:

"Your dog needs a job. Keep them busy"
"You should not allow your dog on your furniture"
"Be a pack leader and so they know you call the shots, not them"

"Make them walk right next to you, so they won't react to other dogs"...

Most of them focus on teaching the dog certain behaviors in order to 'control' or 'manage' their problems.

But the truth is,
we can change the dog's emotions and thoughts, so their behaviors change naturally!

Dogs 'misbehave' because they have a hard time regulating their emotions,
not because they're mean or trying to spite you.

Imagine, whenever your dog barks, jumps, or pulls on the leash,
if you could just ask them to 'RELAX', all of these problematic behaviors would go away.

Just like how we would help children through challenging behaviors,
we can help our dogs to work through
their frustration, choose to relax, and make better choices.

"Behaviors are the outcome of thoughts and emotions" (a quote from my mentor and colleague Mark McCabe, Training Between the Ears). By addressing their thoughts and emotions, we can transform our dog from the INSIDE OUT!

Whether you are looking for a trainer for your brand new puppy,
or you're trying to find solutions to your dog's challenging behavioral issues,
the training with us will help you make better and richer life with and for your dog.

Take one more step and schedule a quick chat and learn about your dog's new possibilities!

Sunghee Kim
Owner / Trainer at Placid Paws



Hi! my name is Sunghee [seong-hee] and just like a lot of you, I'm a wife, and a mom of a crazy dog and a demanding cat. But I just happened to be a dog trainer too!

I hold strong values on compassion. Compassion for animals, the earth, and humans. That's why I focus on HEALING THE DOG rather than training the dog for what WE want. After all, we humans have the enormous power to make changes on this planet. And I want to be the positive change I want to see in the world for the better of people and all the living beings that let us coexist.

So, if you are like me, please reach out to me. I want to make that powerful change together for everyone we love.

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what people say

"What's the process?"

Placid Paws offers various options ranging from an affordable program to comprehensive 'all-you-need' program to help as many people as possible.

However, we believe that the best results of our training start with a meaningful conversation at a deeper level. Because, the training we do is not just about "fixing" the problems for humans, it is also about making profound changes in the dog so they don't have to behave the way that gets them in "trouble". In other words, we care about connecting with YOU and build the trust on both sides.

Let's start with a chat. Tell us a little more about your dog and your training goals in the application form below. No matter what you decide at the end of the call, you'll walk away with a plenty of helpful information for you and your dog!
TBTE courses

core training principles

Placid Paws training is based on the principles and techniques of Training Between the Ears (TBTE) system. TBTE training system and principles were developed by Mark McCabe and Stephanie McCabe, mentors and colleagues. TBTE uses primarily reward and relaxation strategies to change the emotional state of dogs and help them moderate their own emotions

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