The mission at Bridge the Bark is quite simple . . . to:
Bridge the Bark bridges the human-canine communication gap by helping humans understand the needs and signals of their dogs.
Our dogs are communicating with us constantly. All too often, problem behaviors, embarrassing manners and bites occur because of simple miscommunication between a human and a dog.
On one end of the spectrum, MISCOMMUNICATION results in LOST LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES, MISSED TRAINING POTENTIALS AND WEAKENED BONDS WITH OUR BELOVED COMPANIONS. ON THE HEAVier END, miscommunication results in HEARTBREAKING RE-HOMING AND EUTHANASIA.
BRIDGE THE BARK is committed to helping owners learn what their dogs are "saying" through high quality training and behavioral modification. The methods used will teach humane OWNER RELEVANCE and CLEAR COMMUNICATION from both ends of the leash.
So, when a scary, threatening or otherwise uncomfortable situation presents itself, the dog has a translator in his FOREIGN WORLD AMONGST FUR-LESS GIANTS.
If owners can understand how their dogs learn and what they are communicating, we can help to reduce the amount of re-homing, reduce the outrageously high number of perfectly wonderful dogs in shelters, and reduce the number of needless euthanasia simply because the shelter is too crowded.
bridge the bark wants to help you learn how to help your dog live in the human world safely, peacefully and comfortably.
-- Eric Sueltenfuss, CCS