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DANCING HEARTS PARTNERSHIP LIFESTYLE METHODâ„¢ CERTIFIED COACHES

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Coach Marika with her dogs in the garden

Marika Koncek

Location:

British Columbia, Canada

Languages:

English

I am originally Australian born and moved to Canada nearly 10 years ago in search of a change. Unknowing of the journey I would undergo and the adventure that awaited me.

I began professional dog training after meeting my husband here & rescuing a beautiful Rottweiler mix named Sierra.

Sierra was a very reactive dog and at the time, I didnt know the first thing about training a reactive dog. I soon found my self very overwhelmed by her behaviour and attempted seeking help from various trainers, without much success.

I became determined to learn how to help her by undertaking a number of professional dog training courses, which led me to making a huge career change (trained as a high school teacher) and opening my new business with a passionate dream of helping others achieve harmony with their dogs.

Each of my dogs has been challenging and unique, they taught me incredible lessons that I now pass on to my students. I thank my dogs for teaching me those powerful lessons and thank them for forgiving me of my mistakes, that led me to learning how to be the best version of my self and the best loving leader I can be for them.

My mission today is to build stronger relationships between dogs and their humans through better communication, connection, compassion and creating and understanding of how it is our behaviour that significantly impacts our dogs behaviour, rather then the common assumption of dogs simply misbehaving for no reason.

All our dogs behaviour is communication and all we need to do is learn to listen with an open heart.