• «No Matter how little money and how few possessions, you own, having a dog makes you rich. »  Louis Sabin

    —«No Matter how little money and how few possessions, you own, having a dog makes you rich. » Louis Sabin
  • «Wherever there is an unfortunate, God sends a dog. » – Alphonse de Lamartine

    —«Wherever there is an unfortunate, God sends a dog. » – Alphonse de Lamartine
  • « Do not leave your dog on a leash if you want him to be attached to you. »

    —« Do not leave your dog on a leash if you want him to be attached to you. »
  • "The dog definitely has all the qualities of the sensitive man and I'm not sorry to say, men don't generally have beautiful dog qualities. "Elzéor Blaze

    —“The dog definitely has all the qualities of the sensitive man and I’m not sorry to say, men don’t generally have beautiful dog qualities. “Elzéor Blaze
  • Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.

    —Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
  • «Gratitude is a disease of dogs not transmissible to humans. » Antoine Bernheim

    —«Gratitude is a disease of dogs not transmissible to humans. » Antoine Bernheim
  • «If only men could love each other like dogs, the world would be a paradise. » James Douglas ("Sunday Express")

    —«If only men could love each other like dogs, the world would be a paradise. » James Douglas (“Sunday Express”)
  • « The dog is the virtue that not being able to become man, has become animal. » Victor Hugo (« Les contemplations ») :
    —« The dog is the virtue that not being able to become man, has become animal. » Victor Hugo (« Les contemplations ») :
  • « It is sometimes difficult to know who, in a family, is in charge: husband, wife, stepmother, or the stove. But the dog, is never wrong. » Marcel Pagnol

    —« It is sometimes difficult to know who, in a family, is in charge: husband, wife, stepmother, or the stove. But the dog, is never wrong. » Marcel Pagnol
  • « The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.» Samuel Butler écrivain anglais

    —« The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.» Samuel Butler écrivain anglais
  • «No matter how much I cheat and no matter how hard I shut my eyes there will always be a lost dog somewhere that will prevent me from being happy.» Jean Anouilh

    —«No matter how much I cheat and no matter how hard I shut my eyes there will always be a lost dog somewhere that will prevent me from being happy.» Jean Anouilh
  • « I would love to know to what music my dog's tail wags to » Yvan Audouard
    —« I would love to know to what music my dog’s tail wags to » Yvan Audouard
  • « A dog running for joy is happiness personified. » Peter Gray
    —« A dog running for joy is happiness personified. » Peter Gray
  • «Few things give me a comforting sense of safety as the fidelity of my dog. »  - Konrad Lorenz.
    —«Few things give me a comforting sense of safety as the fidelity of my dog. » – Konrad Lorenz.
  • «He who loves me, also loves my dog. » Saint Bernard de Clairvaux
    —«He who loves me, also loves my dog. » Saint Bernard de Clairvaux
  • « Friendship between dogs is without context more vivid and constant than mens' » (Montaigne quote)

    —« Friendship between dogs is without context more vivid and constant than mens’ » (Montaigne quote)
  • "The more I know about men, the more I admire dogs" Erik Satie, French composer (1866-1925)
    —“The more I know about men, the more I admire dogs” Erik Satie, French composer (1866-1925)
  • "The more I know about men, the more I admire dogs" Erik Satie, French composer (1866-1925)
    —“The more I know about men, the more I admire dogs” Erik Satie, French composer (1866-1925)
  • "The best thing about mankind, is the dog." - Toussaint Charlet
    —“The best thing about mankind, is the dog.” – Toussaint Charlet
  • "The dog that barks does not bite." - French Proverb
    —“The dog that barks does not bite.” – French Proverb
  • "There are only two species on earth that are able sometimes to give themselves entirely to comradeship through the eyes: man and the dog." - Jean-Michel Wyl
    —“There are only two species on earth that are able sometimes to give themselves entirely to comradeship through the eyes: man and the dog.” – Jean-Michel Wyl
  • "The more one comes to know men, the more one comes to admire the dog." Alphonse Toussenel (French writer, 1803-1885)
    —“The more one comes to know men, the more one comes to admire the dog.” Alphonse Toussenel (French writer, 1803-1885)
  • "Look into your dog's eyes and you will not be able to affirm that he has no soul." Victor Hugo (French poet, 1802-1885)
    —“Look into your dog’s eyes and you will not be able to affirm that he has no soul.” Victor Hugo (French poet, 1802-1885)
  • «The dog is the only being that loves you more than you love yourself. » Fritz Von Unruh (german writer, 1885-1970)

    —« Le chien est le seul être qui t’aime plus qu’il ne s’aime lui-même. » Fritz Von Unruh (german writer, 1885-1970)
  • « Dogs only have one fault: they believe in men. » Elian J. Finbert 
    —« Dogs only have one fault: they believe in men. » Elian J. Finbert
  • « The more I see men, the more I admire dogs » Madame de Sévigné (1626-1696)

    —« The more I see men, the more I admire dogs » Madame de Sévigné (1626-1696)
  • "Dogs never lie when they speak of love" Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

    —“Dogs never lie when they speak of love” Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
  • "Dogs only abandon us to die, but they leave us their wonderful memories to illuminate the rest of our way" Anna and Laurent Racz-Caroff

    —“Dogs only abandon us to die, but they leave us their wonderful memories to illuminate the rest of our way” and Anna Racz-Laurent Caroff
  • "The best thing about mankind, is the dog" Toussaint Charlet

    —“The best thing about mankind, is the dog” Toussaint Charlet
  • "The dog has one goal in life: to offer his heart" JR Ackerley

    —“The dog has one goal in life: to offer his heart” JR Ackerley

The practice of a behaviourist

The animal has taken an important place in the human family. Today we tend to consider the dog or the cat as a part of the family. Often, we attach great importance to our canine or feline companion. However with all the goodwill we have,we all too often forget their very nature and their needs. More than that, we ignore them most of the time. The dog, formerly a working animal, had most of his natural needs met. He was also never alone! The cat, formerly a chasing animal, had most of his natural needs met. With the gradual transformation of our lifestyle, we increasingly tend to attribute human characteristics to the dog and the cat, treating them as if they were one of our fellow humans. Thus, paradoxically, the more their place in the human family has grown over time, the more we have moved away from the knowledge of the being that is so dear to us. The philosophy of “Be the Dog”,  is to try to understand the animal by putting ourselves in his place thanks to the knowledge of the structure in which he lives but also the codes that govern his life and the means of communication they use. By transmitting his knowledge of the dog and the cat, the behaviourist proposes solutions to restore the human-dog/cat relationship so that both beings, master and animal, can flourish and live in perfect harmony, with respect for everyone.

Values

“Be” is also Benevolence and Empathy

“Be the dog” is not there to judge you, on the contrary. We are here to find solutions adapted to respectfully help each of you.

Animal comes first!

“Be the dog” always works for the welfare of the animal. Methods that create physical stress for the dog or the cat are forbidden. By understanding how the animal operates, with words and rewards, we get magnificent results with total respect of the animal!

The story of a lifetime

“Be the dog” is also a nod to the child that I was. This is the story of a part of my life. When I was little, I spent years of my life playing dog and cat. Actually, I didn’t play, I was ! And woe to he who dared to contradict me …!

A lifestyle

Beyond the practice of behaviourism defending certain values and my childhood, “Be the Dog” is also a lifestyle and a mindset based on respect for animals and the planet. It is a state of mind, “the animaloha”: love, affection, passion, compassion but also reflection and accountability. By his nature and his whole character, the dog and the cat symbolise and embodie this spirit.