Who are we, without saying: “Doglando, a canine enrichment center, where we integrate dogs into a more natural and normal form of living experience” ….who are we?
We are humans, collectively seeking to express the qualities of: wellbeing, kindness, dignity, connection, compassion, and consideration in way that emphasizes the “whole” individual.
We are human beings who seek to evolve with a dog as his and her best friend.
We are human beings who seek to create a paradise – a “heaven” – that serves as the ultimate abode just for dogs.
We are human beings who have committed to provide dogs a true physical world that is collective and encompassing of all features of the earth, as opposed to human creations.
We are human beings who work hard at inhibiting ourselves of the control and restrictions we have been accustomed to impose on our dogs, so that we can give our dogs the freedom to select or make a decision when faced with more than two possibilities – which is always the case in life.
We are human beings who feel obligated to treat dogs as living beings, as organisms who want to be alive, and are capable of maintaining vital functions free of leashes.
We are human beings who provide dogs with a home away from their home… their place of respite, care, and safety.
We are human beings who help bring nature to a dog’s decreasingly natural world.
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Teena Patel is a Certified Dog Trainer and Behavioral Counselor who works with pet owners and owners of doggy daycares to bring her philosophy of Enrichment to the canine population. After almost two decades of successful dog training under her belt, Teena has done away with the standard doggy daycare “warehousing” of animals in kennels and runs. In place of an industrial model, she focuses on what is right for the dogs as living beings, providing experiences that improve and enhance their behavioral health. Coupled with a program of careful training, the Doglando experience results in companion dogs who are better-behaved, better integrated into their families, and above all, much happier. True to her passion, Teena Patel gives dogs the freedom “to be dogs”.