Are you wondering, "what the heck is 'karuna,' and what's it have to do with animal behavior"?
When caregivers and their animals experience challenges living or playing together, it can cause frustration, hardship, and suffering. That's hard stuff! We've also lived those logistical and emotional challenges, and we are committed to offering guidance for compassionate strategies designed to decrease frustration and ease hardship for you and your animal.
In short, 'karuna' is an action born from a place of compassion. Karuna Animal Behavior Therapy, LLC partners with animals and their caregivers sharing new perspectives and teaching them ways of living together in harmony, flow, and ease.
" We've lived those logistical and emotional challenges, too, and we are committed to offering guidance for compassionate strategies designed to decrease frustration and ease hardship for you and your animal, improving well-being for both."
Karuna Animal Behavior Therapy understands the sometimes-daily struggle of living our best life with our animals, even though that is what we expected when we began this journey together. Because it is repeatedly successful, KABT teaches clients uncomplicated ways to transform these unsatisfying experiences, requiring only small chunks of time and aligning with real-life commitments and schedules.
Misunderstood, unrecognized, or ignored communications between people and animals can make living and working together restrictive and frustrating. By teaching clients and their animals how to understand the information each is trying to express and creating opportunities to experience activities satisfying their needs and desires, KABT helps each person and animal develop transformative practices to build a meaningful, trusting alliance. Creating a shared language through proven social engagement systems that lower frustration and stress enriches and strengthens the human-animal bond. Meaningful interactions between people and their animals to meet each other's needs in their specific environment alleviate disharmony in daily routines and remove unnecessary restrictions, opening the door to more freedom and fun in their daily lives.
Karuna Animal Behavior Therapy, LLC is committed to teaching animal caregivers and their animals to live together as supportive allies. We believe interspecies partnerships committed to working together to discover solutions for real-life challenges that benefit the highest well-being of all partners provide a foundation for mutual respect, compassion, and empathy.
We also believe every animal deserves love, safety, good health, and a stimulating environment to foster their growth and thrive. That's why KABT gives back to our animal community, offering sliding-scale training fees on a case-by-case basis and donating to other reputable organizations doing incredible work for our animal friends. Please get in touch with us for details and requirements for sliding-scale behavior training fees.
By choosing proven, science-based animal training and behavior modification techniques rooted in kindness and cooperation, we help animals, and their caretakers discover and learn to adopt more appropriate behaviors that are advantageous for all and reduce or eliminate poorly adapted behaviors without force, intimidation, fear, or coercion. We teach expert, realistic, approaches and methods for establishing mutually-agreeable ground rules and behavior for daily happiness together.
By offering animal caregivers new perspectives on connecting in partnership with animals, we can help fine-tune communication with your animals. Through understanding, acknowledging, and allowing for outlets that satisfy your unique needs and those of the animals you care for, you will develop a deeper relationship and stronger bond that enables you to live together with more joy, ease, and satisfaction.
Karuna Animal Behavior Therapy adheres to fear-free, intimidation-free, choice-based dog training and behavior techniques, always striving to hear animals' voices and honor their agency and wisdom as teachers.
KABT practices and teaches the Let Animals Lead® method of animal reiki, an animal-guided meditative practice for healing on all levels developed by Kathleen Prasad.
We believe meaningful connections foster understanding and cooperation for transforming behavior.