Our wide range of services consists of specifically arranged group courses, various workshops for the correct and healthy physical and mental workouts for the dog, as well as individual coaching in the event of unstable behavior.

In our offer there is something for every dog owner to work with his dog on the current topic. We offer future dog owners the opportunity to learn the right foundation before the dog moves in.

Situation analysis / personal consultation

At a non-binding private appointment with Christian Leuthold or Désirée Müller, the founders of Thimba, you will have the unique opportunity to have your problem competently analyzed by a proven and experienced expert on dog-human relationships.

This is preferably done in the surroundings that you want: at your home, on your usual walk, in a city or in another location of your choice or where the main problem with your dog occurs. Thimba may also suggest a suitable location which, based on a preliminary assessment, would probably bring the most success to your concerns.

Usually it is advisable to assess the situation in the dog's usual surroundings, if possible to include the most important people who interact with the dog.

Based on this specific analysis, we will assess which further steps are necessary and promising for you and your dog and advise you on further perspectives, learning modules and dates. In this way, unnecessary detours and costs can be avoided and effective steps can be initiated in a targeted manner.

As you can also see from the other areas of this website, Thimba works with a behavior-based approach that proceeds from the nature of the dog, in other words, from its species-specific innate instincts and the needs and abilities that arise from them. Only those who know them and thus learn to read and respect their instinctive behavior can enter into constructive, creative and relaxed communication with them. In doing so, people must be ready to examine their own behavior and, if necessary, to change it. This is the only way to create sustainable human-dog relationships that are based on mutual trust and on which one can relyv And this is the only way to create mutual joy in coexistence with your dog, but also security for him and those around you.

Book an initial consultation for about 2-3 hours. Cost: CHF. 200.00 (plus depending on the location, additional travel costs).

 

Situation analysis / personal consultation

At a non-binding private appointment with Christian Leuthold or Désirée Müller, the founders of Thimba, you will have the unique opportunity to have your problem competently analyzed by a proven and experienced expert on dog-human relationships.

This is preferably done in the surroundings that you want: at your home, on your usual walk, in a city or in another location of your choice or where the main problem with your dog occurs. Thimba may also suggest a suitable location which, based on a preliminary assessment, would probably bring the most success to your concerns.

Usually it is advisable to assess the situation in the dog's usual surroundings, if possible to include the most important people who interact with the dog.

Based on this specific analysis, we will assess which further steps are necessary and promising for you and your dog and advise you on further perspectives, learning modules and dates. In this way, unnecessary detours and costs can be avoided and effective steps can be initiated in a targeted manner.

As you can also see from the other areas of this website, Thimba works with a behavior-based approach that proceeds from the nature of the dog, in other words, from its species-specific innate instincts and the needs and abilities that arise from them. Only those who know them and thus learn to read and respect their instinctive behavior can enter into constructive, creative and relaxed communication with them. In doing so, people must be ready to examine their own behavior and, if necessary, to change it. This is the only way to create sustainable human-dog relationships that are based on mutual trust and on which one can relyv And this is the only way to create mutual joy in coexistence with your dog, but also security for him and those around you.

Book an initial consultation for about 2-3 hours. Cost: CHF. 200.00 (plus depending on the location, additional travel costs).

 

Individual training / intensive coaching

The point is to thoroughly analyze and understand your dog's unbalanced behavior. A focused, individual coaching gives you the foundation you need to compensate the unbalanced behavior.

No dog is hopeless as long as the owner is willing to learn. We provide help for every breed and every type of problem. The individual coaching takes place where it makes most sense.

Preferably at your home, in the surrounding your dog is used to.

All persons living in your household are involved and, if necessary, also outside persons who regularly interact with the dog.

Often it also makes sense to work in our area or in another surrounding in which the dog may shows problem behavior.

The time we will spend with you and your dog, will be for a half day.

 

Puppy course

This course is tailored for puppies and aims to create a solid foundation for your dog's future. This foundation will help you avoid possible undesirable behavior from your dog in the future.

A mother begins with leading a puppy from the day the puppy is born. She achieves the enforcement of rules, showing boundaries and limitations in a calm, self-confident and positive way with a clear body language, energy, sound and physical contact to show the puppy what she wants from him. As soon as a puppy leaves its mother, it is up to us to continue this education exactly as the mother started it.

This will be learned in our puppy course and also implemented in practice.

Workshops

In order for a dog to be balanced, it needs adequate physical and mental exercise. Dogs with such deficits sometimes need "therapies" that can be achieved with training in connection with certain types of sport. Our range of workshops covers exactly such areas.

The right activity for the respective dog and person is learned and developed step by step. Every sport is introduced in a controlled manner so that your dog can still be called up at any time and knows the difference between task, fun and discipline. For all of the activities mentioned below, the dog owner must define the start and end of the action and communicate it clearly to the dog and not leave it up to the dog.

Possible activities (click to see more)

 

  • Pulling sports: The dog is tied up to a dog scooter, dogtrike or bicycle and pulls you as the dog owner, which means that there is an optimal degradation of energy. Our dogs, which already have several years of experience with pulling, support your dog by transferring their motivation and therefore promote your dog's learning process.
  • Ride a bike: While riding a bike, your dog learns on a loose leash or leashed on a special bracket, to walk with you on the side of the bike and accordingly reduce his energy.
  • Canicross: In the sport of canicross, your dog runs in front of you and pulls you along on a tension belt while you run.
  • Swimming: Swimming is a very good way to exercise physical activity for dogs and is also related with fun for the dog. This is also a very suitable sport in the field of physiotherapy. The dog trains the muscles and promotes mobility. Heavy dogs also relieve their joints.
  • Treadmill: In many cases, a treadmill is a very helpful device when it comes to reducing energy and focusing the dog. Depending on the speed, the mental or the physical part is challenged. This is also a good option for people who have limited health or limited time to exercise with the dog.
  • Inline skating / skateboarding The dog can take part in this sport either pulling or on a loose leash. Of course it also depends on how well the dog owner masters this sport himself.

 

Social behavior

In the group course "Social" we are supported by our own pack, currently consisting of seven dogs. Together with their skills and our knowledge, we offer our customers and their dogs a unique surrounding in which the dog owners can work together with their dogs on their social skills.

The knowledge learned by the dog owner and the implementation in practice can be checked and improved by us immediately on the spot. Dog and owner are supported and encouraged in their progress. In addition, there is an intense deepening of the relationship between dog owner and dog.

Intense courses

Basic Course

Successful coexistence with your dog can only be built up sustainably with the right foundation. It's about realizing what is in your dog's nature and what he needs to be fulfilled, safe, and balanced. You will learn how the dog communicates, how to understand its language ("to read it") and how to communicate with it in a dog-friendly way.

In this way you will become competent in leading the dog, which means taking on the necessary tasks and assigning the dog its tasks. Leadership has nothing to do with suppression, but with clearly communicating to the dog its position in the human-dog relationship, as a human being, taking responsibility for its well-being so that the dog can feel safe in its role. (As is the case in nature, for example, in a wolf pack).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free running and recall

If the relationship with your dog is right and there is a strong bond between dog and human, you don't need a leash for your dog to stay with you and be guided. Even in nature there is no need for leashes so that a pack takes care of each other and the necessary order is maintained.

Humans must learn to adjust their behavior in relation to the dog and to its instinctive nature in order to achieve effective leadership skills. This is how you learn leadership based on mutual trust and respect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prey drive and hunting

The prey drive is a natural drive in your dog. Anyone who tries to suppress or even eliminate this is working against nature and will notice this sooner or later. Here it is important to use the hunting instinct and to use it specifically in activities so that it does not pose a problem for the civilized world.

From the dog's point of view, this means that the person directs his energies in a meaningful way from a clear leadership position and behaves in such a way that his dog accepts him as a natural guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fear and insecurity

With the right support, a fearful or insecure dog can be stabilized and appear confident. Often times, consciously or unconsciously, application of human psychology will make the problem worse rather than improve it. Learn how to help your dog in a "dog-friendly" way to deal with the confrontation and to develop self-confidence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leash guide

Walking loosely and relaxed on a leash with a dog is not difficult, and it does not depend on its breed. We convey what your dog understands by a leash and why it pulls on it. Keeping a dog on a leash shouldn't be about strength. It means more than just physically securing him so that he doesn't run away or attack.

The relaxed walk together is a very important part of a harmonious coexistence. Pulling the leash often not only brings effort and stress for the dog owner, it also creates this for their dog. It is not uncommon for this to result in further unbalanced behavior patterns, in the short or long term.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place the dog and leave him alone

Fear of loss as well as controlling behavior have a certain origin and can definitely be changed. A dog who thinks it has to control its owner can learn that this task is not necessary. If the dog suffers from fear of loss, with the right knowledge and the right practical implementation, it can gain confidence in the situation and relax and wait for its owner to return.

On Board Training

On-board training means stationary training (for a longer period of time) in the Thimba area. This can be useful for socializing, as well as rehabilitation of dogs. What are the possible reasons for this type of training:

  • Lack of time to work intensively with the dog on his necessary topic.
  • Negative fixation of the dog on the owner and therefore an aggravating situation for the first progress in the stabilization process.
  • Extreme misbehavior of the dog, which requires a lot of experience in order to achieve goal-oriented progress.

We firmly believe that every dog deserves a second chance.

 

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So every dog is welcome with us, no matter what breed, what size and regardless of its past.

Depending on the dog and the situation, we will work for weeks or months on on spot, which means that in a suitable enviroment we will work specifically with the dog on its existing behavioral problems. Even with this type of training, the dog owner is of course included in the process and receives the necessary knowledge and experience that is needed to be able to offer the dog the necessary stable environment after the on-board training.

So we take over a large part of the most difficult way for you in order to stabilize your dog. We have already resocialized many dogs. Dogs recommended for killing and dogs that other trainers, veterinarians and behavioral therapists have classified as “not trainable”. We are firmly convinced that with the right knowledge and the necessary patience, every dog can be led back into a natural behavior according to its natural being.