Welcome, we're so glad you found us!
As canine professionals we know how difficult it can be to find a space that feels safe, where you can develop your expertise, connect with like-minded individuals and explore your own uniqueness without fear of judgement or criticism.
In an unregulated industry it is hard enough finding somewhere you align with ethically, but add to that the conflict that too often arises between professionals with the same ethos and we can find ourselves feeling isolated from those around us, longing for community.
You care deeply about dogs and their people and know that the secret to making a difference lies in looking at the whole picture and creating a relationship built on trust, empathy and understanding.
You’re always looking for new ways you can level up your understanding and bring the most up to date practices into your training and it can feel hard to keep up.
Not only can it be a challenge to digest all the information, but it can also be difficult to know how to integrate it into your own practice and then how to convey any shift to your students in a way that creates motivation and enthusiasm. So often it feels hard to change things because there are expectations on us from our clients, as well as socially around what dog trainers 'should' be doing.
This is why we created the Connect membership.
Connect is a place for you to feel at home. A space where we will keep you up to date with canine education, practical training skills, client coaching expertise and the only business essentials you will ever need.
Connect is everything you need to create a business that lights you up and makes a real difference for dogs and their people.
Love Michelle and Janet xx
The Three Key Pillars of Connect
Enhance your theoretical understanding and practical training skills so you can work with dogs within a framework of wellbeing for each individual.
Better understand your clients at a fundamental level and learn to tailor your coaching for each individual to create a meaningful difference.
Discover the art of building a business that aligns with your values, is tailored to your strengths and passions and brings you joy and fulfilment.
You + Connect = everything you need...
Get all the knowledge, practical skill, confidence and support to become the canine professional you've always wanted to be.
Connect with other heart-centred professionals as you enhance your skills and discover how to develop your passion of working with dogs and their families into a successful business that brings you meaning, joy and fulfilment.
Our unique approach is focused on wellbeing for all - including you as a professional. Learn how to build a business that is aligned with who you are so you can take as good care of you as you do of your clients and their dogs.
Connect is perfect for you if:
You are committed to wellbeing and choice for your clients and their dogs so that you can support them to live in harmony together.
You are always striving to learn more and hone your practical skills so that you can become the best professional you can be.
- You are curious and enjoy exploring new ideas that align with your values so that you can implement these in your life and business.
- You care deeply about dogs and people and want to make a real, practical difference that changes their lives in a significant way.
- You get frustrated if clients don't follow through when you can see what is possible for them and are ready to master new skills and knowledge to help them make progress.
- You often put yourself last and feel like your own wellbeing is an afterthought and you are ready to find real balance and satisfaction in your life.
- You feel burnt out and tired of juggling everything as you try to build a successful business and you are ready to get off the hamster wheel and create a business that lights you up.
Imagine when you...
➜ Become excellent at developing bespoke plans catered to individuals, centred on wellbeing and choice.
➜ Hone your observation skills and know exactly how to use this information purposefully.
➜ Enhance your practical expertise to utilise food, play and environmental reinforcement skilfully during training.
➜ Perfect the art of communicating effectively with your clients so that your coaching is successful.
➜ Are able to create a supportive and nurturing community for your clients that truly meets their needs.
➜ Learn how to tailor your approach to working with each student so they are motivated and able to take action and make progress.
➜ Create clarity for your own business and learn how to operate in a way that fills you up instead of wearing you down.
What will your life be like?
Two hours a week is all you need...
With Connect you get:
#1 - A full year of goodness with monthly themes for focus and clarity.
#2 - Three LIVE Masterclasses with Janet and Michelle each month covering an aspect of working with dogs, with clients and on your business related to the theme.
#3 - Regular practice sessions each month to build your coaching expertise, expand your tech & design skills and more!
#4 - A monthly template designed to share with your clients that will enable you to use the learning directly in your business.
#5 - A fun monthly challenge in one of the areas to keep you motivated and moving forward.
#6 - Workbooks, trackers, training logs and activities to support you implementing the training.
#7 - Transcripts and downloadable audios of key sessions so you can choose how, where and when you learn and study.
#8 - Unlimited support in the Connect Community alongside other like-minded professionals.
#9 - A badge that you can display on your website to celebrate your achievement when you complete the year.
Everything taken care of!
What's inside Connect?
An annual membership with monthly themes that each cover the dog, the client and you and your business.
Module 1: Wellbeing
Module 2: Identity
Module 3: Expectations
Module 4: Choice
Module 5: Learning
Module 6: Visibility
Module 7: Enrolment
Module 8: Reflection
Module 9: Relationship
Module 10: Communication
Module 11: Motivation
Module 12: Celebration
Here's What Others Are Saying...
I am really throwing choice into all my consultations now with amazing results. I had first consultation with 10 week old puppy yesterday and practiced contra free loading …. It was brilliant and the pet parent was blown away, she could not stop praising me. Got to love that.
Connect is currently closed to new members and will reopen in 2023
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Who are we again?
We are Michelle Dart and Janet Finlay, Founders of HeartDog
We are committed to fear- and force-free training but we believe that we need to go even further and prioritise the emotional, physical, mental and social wellbeing of dogs, their people and the canine professionals who support them. Our mission is to bring this message - and its practical application - to as many canine professionals as possible.