What we do
Training at home
basic level of obedience, calling in, walking on leash, or other tasks at home
raising, feeding, care for health problems and the creation of proposals, creation of rules
basic level of obedience, calling in, walking on leash, or other aspects of socialisation and tasks around strangers
Socialisation (residential or traversal)
showing the correct communication in a pack for those who are afraid of being around others or showing aggression, also with the help of the owner in an external environment
outside or inside boarding for dogs with pre-scheduled time (includes feeding and doctor’s supervision if necessary)
daily supervision inside or outside with pre-scheduled time
for persons who are afraid of dogs (adults and children) with a certified dog
I am Anita Tornoczky, certified dog trainer and an active animal rescuer for 10 years. I take part in rescuing, healing and rehabilitating of hundreds of animals every year, mostly dogs, of whom some begin their new lives in my own home before finding the perfect owner for them. My experience of training, feeding, socialising and health issues is at the level higher than most trainers’. This is simply because dogs arriving to my home are in terrible health conditions, and are in lack of information and socialisation; and my task is to heal them and integrate them in a pack, in ‘normsl life’.
Naturally, my dogs help a lot. They show patience, clear rules for the newly arriving, be it an male pit bull or a few week old puppy. At the moment 10 dogs live with me, but the number changes almost daily. They are indoor-outdoor dogs, however not all of them are outside at the same time. One of my dogs is a certified therapy dog, 3 of them has accomplished well at agility races and I currently take care of 5 dogs that are waiting to be adopted.
Since my childhood I feel an outstanding harmony with dogs, usually I quickly reach the basic respect and attention that is necessary to shape them. It is very often not the case of the dog, but the owner’s attitude in search of a solution to a problem.
The most important thing is to accept the fact that the dog is not going to behave “well” if he does not feel that we are able to provide security for him. What does it mean? Dogs are animals that are living in packs, their ‘society’ is very much similar to that of the wolves. A pack that has lived together for a longer period of time is setting up rules in order to be more efficient. Following these rules, each member of the pack needs to find their own place in the hierarchy and with this provide themselves with as little stress as possible. A well-run pack is able to live in harmony with both humans and each other, however the owner is always the leader of the pack. Naturally, this cannot be established through power, but through teaching the dogs patiently through care and communication. There are always basic rules, but the dog’s personality will alter these, which is why this is an interesting task. There is not an “unsolvable” case, if there is patience, rules and consistency and there is no “bad” dog. I am able to help with every behavioural problem, problems with raising the dogs or difficulties in the socialisation of the dog. I can also give advice on choosing the right dog, on how to feed them, getting them tired and how to find the right solution to a medical issue.
– food jealousy
To understand jealousy coming from dogs, you must also understand the reason that brings out their aggressive behaviour. One stimulus is when dogs think that another animal is of danger to their own or their pack’s survival. Every dog has a protective instinct. It is extremely important to prevent this type of behaviour. To eliminate this, I give advice, help and in more serious cases, correct it by keeping the dog for a period of time.
– separation anxiety
Dogs have an attachment to their owner and other members of the family. The family members’ (mainly the owner’s) absence may be a cause of separation anxiety, for example destruction, vocalisation (barking, screaming), staining, refusal to eat, attempt to escape or depression. The treatments are diverse, I give possible solutions after thorough investigation of the case.
– damage resulting from boredom
Every dog has different energy levels, there are different ways to mentally and physically tire them. The right kind of stimulation activity and stimulus is to “reinvent themselves”, so dig, destroy or walk himself. I can give advice on how to tire your dog ideally.
– excessive domination (humans or animals)
We now know that the theory or practice of dominant behaviour in a dog must be broken mentally or physically, which will result in the end of dominance. This does not have much to do with modern ways of raising a dog. A human’s dominance can be achieved towards a dog without any aggression. In these cases, a strong soul is more important than a strong hand, since a well constructed hierarchy is not based on “winning” in comparison to the dog, rather clear instructions and consistency in raising the dog. I provide advice on creating these rules, boundaries, and limitations.
– different manifestations of aggression
To understand your dog’s occurrence of aggression, you also need to understand what brings out the aggressive behaviour. In a simple form, they try to get what they want and avoid what they do not want. Biologically, animals are “programmed” to react aggressively in any unwanted situation. The levels or causes of aggression can be categorised and the bacis reason of agression can be discovered. “Solving” this, aggression can be avoided along with possible accidents.
– new dog in the family
Whether we take home a puppy or an adult dog, their acceptance must be prepared in advance. When the animal arrives, rules must be made, in order to make their fitting in process as easy as possible. Dogs are social beings, so when they are placed in a new environment, they look for their stable place in the family’s hierarchy. Therefore, it is important to make them understand that the human (their owner) is the leader of the pack.
It is important that the dog’s character fits our personality, lifestyle or the already existing pack. I provide help with choosing the right dog, whether it is a puppy or an adult.