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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Nick Martinez Saving Dog's Like Ke-ola Everyday

Murphy & Nick
Nick Martinez is a dog behaviorist that is wise beyond his years with an innate understanding that transcends species. He has a natural ability to understand and communicate with all types of dogs. After adopting his own personal dog Murphy and working with him one-on-one he knew he could help other people better understand their dogs as well. He is calm-assertive, fearless, strong minded and optimistic. These traits play a huge roll in keeping dogs calm, balanced and helps them over come the "issues" they present with. 

Nick is compassionate and empathetic with canines as well as humans. He understands the special and powerful bond between dogs and their humans and does all he can to strengthen it through education and understanding. He's an open hearted person and uses this energy to better understand clients and their relationships with their dogs. He helps people discover how their dog sees them and helps them learn how to be better leaders for their beloved dog(s). Nick's motto is, "there's no such thing as impossible, there's always a way to bring balance and healing to any dog"


Nick's philosophy: is bringing a dog back to a balanced and natural state of mind through the understanding of dog psychology and providing assertive yet calm leadership. Many dog "issues" stem from the environment they are given and conditioning by the humans they live with. People are limited in truly understanding the reason for a dog's behavior. Most of us have a misguided idea that we know the way dogs think and feel by projecting our emotions and intellect on their behavior. Frequently our perception is wrong and in reality it's the exact opposite of how dogs operate. People lack the knowledge of who their dog really is from the dogs perspective and see them only through human psychology. 


The beauty of dogs is that they live in the moment every single day which makes them react out of instinct vs. intellect. It also makes dogs unconditional in everything they do. Many people don't realize that they communicate or project their emotions of anxiety, fear, depression, guilt, sadness, overexcitement, etc. on to their dogs. Whether this is done directly or indirectly, this is when the issues start to arise. We then see the dog developed insecurity, fear, anxiety, dominance or aggression issues themselves. That's where I come in and help people better understand who their dog is as an individual and how to communicate through a much more balanced way of being. I teach the importance of knowing when to be a calm-assertive leader and the proper time to share affection, play and joy. These points are immensely important when creating a balanced, heathy and strong bond with your dog. That's the way you'll gain their trust, respect and loyalty as well. 


The easiest thing for people to do is "love" their dog(s) by sharing affection, treats, and toys yet none of these really fulfill who your dog is as an animal or as a canine. It is important we learn how to be in the moment with them (dogs), fulfilling their individual needs everyday and learning to let go and set aside our own personal needs and emotions when we are with them. That's the genuine definition of love for our dog(s) and how we show our dogs, in a language they can understand, that we truly love them. 

Kianah Penn is Nick's partner and also works hands-on in the rehabilitation of the dogs in their care. Here is what Nick has to say about her: She is one of the most naturally gifted dog handlers I have ever seen even compared to many other professional dog trainers and behaviorist I've met. Even though just a year ago she had zero knowledge of how to work with dogs or lead a pack of dogs, today she is a strong pack leader. She learned so fast because of her openness and natural ability to gain a dog's trust and respect without using words or intellect but through pure feeling and sensing the dog's energy. Her unwavering calmness, fearlessness and when needed, assertiveness makes her an amazing person to have as a partner and one of the only people I have met so far with the natural ability to handle a large group of powerful dogs while keeping them calm and balanced. 

Nick and Kianah also work tirelessly to find foster or forever homes for some of the special dogs that they have worked with. Adoption is such a beautiful gift for the animal and for the person. And fostering saves lives as well. Please consider these beauties if you're looking for an addition to your family. 

Molly’s Story…
Hello, my name is Molly and I am a 2 year old spayed female pit bull/boxer mix, who is looking for a place to call home. I get along with people of all ages and other dogs, but cats not so much. I do require a strong leader and lots of exercise to keep me satisfied. I enjoy running alongside a bike and can even run on a human treadmill. I love walks, hikes and most of all new adventures. I am very loving and eager to please my human.


I have been trained by a talented canine behaviorist at Doggy Hydeaway. And, it’s important that I continue a healthy and balance structure in my foster or forever home. As such, my behaviorist will facilitate my transition into my foster or adopted home, so that you can learn the ins and outs of my sunshine personality, plus learn all my commands.

Max’s Story…
Hello, my name is Max and I am a 3 year old male neutered pit bull, who is looking for a place to call home. I get along with people of all ages, other dogs and cats. I do require a strong leader and lots of exercise to keep me satisfied. I enjoy running alongside the bike, human or can even run on a human treadmill. I love walks, hikes and most of all adventures. I am a loving and fun dog to be around. I have been trained by a talented canine behaviorist at Doggy Hydeaway. And, it’s important that I continue a healthy and balance structure in my foster or forever home. As such, my behaviorist will facilitate my transition into my foster or adopted home, so that you can learn the ins and outs of my sparkling personality, plus learn all my commands.

Guinness's story...
Hello, my name is Guinness and I'm a 5year old 100 pound neutered pit bull who is looking for a home. I love people, good with other dogs but I do need someone to give me discipline. I'm the most mellow dog you'll ever met, plays fetch and enjoys walk. People would say I'm a big love bug when it come to people all ages. I have been trained by a talented canine behaviorist at Doggy Hydeaway. And, it’s important that I continue a healthy and balance structure in my foster or forever home. As such, my behaviorist will facilitate my transition into my foster or adopted home, so that you can learn the ins and outs of my sparkling personality, plus learn all my commands.

For any questions or more information about these dogs please contact kianahhirouchi@gmail.com

Nick and Kianah will be assisting our dog Ke-ola with his rehabilitation. They will also be working with the humans in our pack to teach us how to be better leaders for our dogs. We are hosting an Arts Open House and Ke-ola Rehab Fundraiser on May 31 in La Mirada, CA in hopes that we can get Ke-ola the emotional healing he so desperately needs. If you'd like more information about this event please use this link https://www.facebook.com/events/979319725413761/.


For more info about Ke-ola and his story visit One Year Anniversary of Ke-ola...Life

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