THE DARWIN DOGS STORY
“A big business starts small.” -Richard Branson
Hi! I'm Kerry Stack. I started Darwin Dogs in 2008, but the PAW Method you've read about on this website has been rattling around my brain for many, many decades.
Growing up around many different species of animals, it was easy to see that people were bent on dominating their animals, rather than communicating. They focused on obedience with their dogs, especially, rather than understanding. Well, I don't want an obedient dog who is more a machine than k9! I want a dog who trusts me enough to accept answer I give them. "Sit" means sit not because I'm alpha, but because my dog trusts me that I won't use a shock collar to follow through with my answers. Cruelty-free, communication based training is what it seemed everyone was lacking.
Thus Darwin Dogs was born, named after my first dog, Darwin.