Welcome to The Ruff Relationship Road™
A course on the speedbumps, breakdowns, detours, and roadblocks we encounter while travelling through life with our dogs.
The Ruff Relationship Road™ is designed for anyone who wants to expand their understanding of the human-canine bond from the human side of the leash, elevate their relationships with their dog, and open new doors for recognizing and resolving the root factors that cause Ruff Relationships. This is not a how-to course in the traditional sense- the dog industry abounds will well established and effective how-tos. The Ruff Relationship Road™ explores why those how-tos may not work in particular cases. This course invites reflection on how we show up in the relationship and encourages us to consider the gap between our expectations and the reality of life with our dogs. The Ruff Relationship Road™ will equip you with tools to explore your own attachment style and relationship preferences and to open this conversation with others. Through the application of research-based theory and strategies drawn from Thrive Attachment Specialist, Marlene O’Neill-Laberge’s 20 years of practice as a MSW and therapist working with children and families you can move from surviving to thriving in your relationship with your canine companion.