About Behaving K9s
Behaving K9s were started in 2014 by Maria Harman. The goal is to educate people about natural dog behaviour and how to create a harmonious relationship with their dogs. All dogs are born balanced with no behaviour issues, then we take them in to our families and we create problems, not out of evil will, just out of not understanding the dogs needs.
At Behaving K9s your dog will learn how to be a dog again, and we will do our best to show you how to maintain this balance.
Our methods are based on dog psychology and will make sense for all dogs as they don't have to learn it, it is basically us talking their language, not teaching them ours.
The future plan is to get a bigger property one day where we can welcome lots of dogs and create Brisbane's own Dog Psychology Center! In the meanwhile we can have a limited number of dogs at our house in Jamboree Heights for boot camp and dog sitting.
Behavioural consultations are held in the comfort of your own home, where we can see how the dog is in it's own environment and work on the individual problems you may have.
Born in Sweden, Maria came to Australia in 2005 and got hooked on the Australian lifestyle (also met her Kiwi husband). After a few years of traveling around Australia, where she worked with everything from grape picking to house painting, tractor driving, farm work and kennel work, she ended up becoming a Veterinary Nurse with a special interest in behaviour. Starting in Darwin and finishing in Brisbane, via Cairns, she worked at vet clinics.
Discovering a big lack of understanding for dogs natural behaviour from dog owners and veterinary staff alike, she decided to start educating people to get better relationship and understanding for their dogs.
She had the amazing opportunity to attend a course with Cesar Millan at his Dog Psychology Center in 2013. Learning so many techniques and realizing the importance of her own state of mind when handling dogs, she now wants to help sharing this knowledge to the world.