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Roman's Holistic Dog Training

Phoenix, AZ, Mericopa

(29)
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
Roman's Holistic Dog Training logo
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Roman's Holistic Dog Training

Phoenix, AZ, Mericopa

(29)
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

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Hey I’m Roman with romansk9training.com I grew up around rescue dog’s and over a lifetime I learned to communicate and understand their needs and struggles. I developed a behavior modification system that changes dogs in a fraction of time.

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Neveen Albediwa

30 September 2018

Roman is amazing ! I had one session with him so far and Ryder is already so much better .excited to continue working with Roman ! Ryder and I thank you for helping us More...

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Peggy Smith

1 August 2018

Sampson is a Great Pyrenees Rescue who came to us wary of human connection, intolerant of change, and reactive to vehicles and anything moving near our home. Roman has helped us get to know and understand this great dog. He teaches in a way that is sensible, logical and insightful. We understand ourselves better and understand that our relationship with Sampson is all important. Highly recommend Roman’s incredible training! More...

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Sean Egan

1 August 2018

I've much respect for Roman and his insights. I've learned so much from him.

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Mary Ann Pope

23 July 2018

A year ago I was ready to give up on our almost 1 year old puppy. Roman came in and taught us how to address Ellie's personality. Here we are a year later and I'm still using Roman's techniques. We have a well behaved dog and had it not been for Roman I don't know what or where Ellie would be now. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for someone who truly understands dogs unique personality and how they fit within your family. More...

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Richard Fuentes

23 July 2018

We're fortunate enough to meet Roman back in 2009 when he pets sat and trained our 2 dogs. When we got back from our trip, they knew to go and wait patiently for their food to be served and they were much better on walks. He truely has and understanding of a dogs mentality. I can't say enough great things about Roman and his approach to training and caring for dog's. Our dogs have passed away, but to this day we are truely greatful for all his help and friendship. More...

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Laurie Angstadt

23 July 2018

You won't find a more intuitive trainer/caring human being! He saved our dog's life (and our stress/frustration level)literally by educating us as dog parents and trusting ME enough to know my 'fight' to keep our dog in our family was serious! He doesn't give up so WE as dog parents don't give up on animals that rely on us to teach them confidence, to live peacefully and not be carted from place to place, or worse! Hence; more successful adoptions �happy dog parent happy dog(s) happy life� More...

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Julianna Scruggs

23 July 2018

Roman has really helped us get our doggie issues under control. My dog was pretty confident that walks were a time for him to drag me or my husband down the street. We went to Roman's place to do a meet and greet one day and I was pretty baffled to see my dog, Mr. Apollo, walking like a good dog with Roman. Roman showed me a few commands to use to train Apollo. Now here's the thing - if we don't train our dog, we can't become "our dog's best trainer". And in our case, we do see Apollo regress to old behaviors if we don't regularly train for good behavior. We are a busy couple and this has happened several times. But I truly believe that this is unavoidable, at least for my dog. When we train Apollo using Roman's methodology, it works. And when we don't, Apollo goes back to old behaviors. Now keep in mind, my dog isn't that motivated by treats, he is easily distracted and he isn't known for being the most "teachable" breed. I am also a dog training newbie. I haven't had a dog since I was a child. I have no tips of my own to share. But that doesn't seem to be a problem. He responds to the training Roman showed us. I think that's because the training is fairly universal. It's more about interacting with your pet in a way that they respond to and not ignoring how your dog is reacting. Apollo absolutely responds to the training Roman showed us, but it does require us to engage with our dog too, not just the other way around. You can't be on your cell phone diagnosing your mither's email problems while walking/training your dog. We just walk the dog, pay attention, use the commands we were taught, and be nice to the dog. Roman is really good at what he does. We've been really amazed! Roman has also dog-sat for us many times and it has been a great experieence. More...

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Lori Huff

23 July 2018

My English Mastiff, Mr. Max decided to follow me upstairs, something he hasn't done before. Well he decidedly he wasn't coming back down. Long story short Roman helped me understand and get Mr. Max back downstairs within 5 minutes of talking to him. It was absolutely wonderful!!! If you are having problems contract with wonderful man! More...

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Kate Wento

23 July 2018

I have a Great Dane/English mastiff mix that I rescued at 6 weeks old. He came to us with food aggression. After months of working with him he was on the mend. However, in July of this year we unexpectedly became homeless for about 2 weeks when the closing on my house was pushed back and I had to be out of the apt I was renting. This was a very stressfull time for us. I had to board my guy with a friend where his food aggression relaps....far worse than it had been before. This continued to get worse even after we were all back together in the new house. I thought I could handle this on my own as my entire life had been dedicated to rescuing, rehabbing, training and fostering, in particular, dogs with aggression issues. It got to the point that I realized I was in desperate need of help. I heard of Roman on a mastiff lovers fb group and always enjoyed reading and learning through his posts to other people with an wide variety of behavioral issues. From the basic walk on a leash to the worst of aggression and everything in between. I decided to reach out to him and do an online phone conference with him (was supposed to be video but I couldn't figure it out. Lol). After an approximately 30 min conversation with him, my dog went from lashing out at the other animals MANY times a day over even the scent of food to having one lash out in the past month which was easily, quickly and calmly redirected! Roman has this incredible way of explaining your dogs needs, what you're doing wrong, what you're doing right and what needs to be done. Dog behavior is not just a job to him but a PASSION. He truly cares about the well being of not only the "squeaky wheel" but the entire family/pack. Roman, there are no words to truly express what our conversation has done for our whole family. The energy in the house has changed for the better from the second I hung up with you! Thank you! More...

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Loughry Doss Dixon Morrison

23 July 2018

So sweet and very helpful when I was at my wits end with my male marking everything.

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Maddie Klingbeil

23 July 2018

I have only been through 1 of the 4 puppy classes so far and it’s been extremely informative! It makes much more sense than most dog trainers who only teach commands. It not only is teaching me a lot about what I need to be doing with my next puppy and how to communicate, but helping me communicate with my adult dogs as well. I will definitely be taking more virtual classes when needed. Roman is very well educated and helps us understand our dogs much better on their needs and wants. I think this will create an amazing relationship with any dog I get and the ones I currently have. Thank you so much, Roman! More...

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Heather Klein

23 July 2018

Roman was able to help me with my Great Dane and help me realize she is autistic and needs different training and set me on track to help her cope in her world. He was very understanding and informative, you will not find a better more understanding trainer. He is very responsive to your questions and concerns and offers calm thoughtful non violent answers to helping your dog better understand our world. More...

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Brian Boru

23 July 2018

I'm so thankful that I ran across Roman on FB. I had posted asking for help with my English Mastiff. She was a rescue which was struggling with allowing my husband Scott into her life. She was overly protective of me, and one night I fell asleep downstairs and was awoken with Medb, my rescue barking and growling at Scott. Roman shared some Holistic Dog Training ideas for me to try. I'm pleased to say that Medb is now giving Scott a chance. He begain to feed her and help take her out for walks, and she now begs for Scott to love on her like she has always done with me. So thank you Roman for your help. More...

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Carol Nielsen

23 July 2018

I've been watching your videos and learning something new from every one. My Mastiff Mix is every bit as smart as you say. Learning how to recognize his boundaries and his value of things has certainly made training easier and more fun for both of us. More...

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Cheryl Killman

23 July 2018

I had my first session today and it’s amazing the process in my dog in one session! I can’t wait to see the progress in the end!! Thank you for saving our family!!

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Amber Jones

23 July 2018

Roman was extremely helpful and insightful as to how to fix a few issues with our 2 Neopolitan Mastiffs. I definitely recommend him , we were able to relate and see what areas needed attention. Thank you sooo much ROMAN

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Amy Hunter Cheney

23 July 2018

I have 2 foster pups that came in from a hoarding situation and my person dog a mastiff. She is our princess. These pups love to bite and the short video Roman shared of puppy teeth and how to help saved our fingers and our mastiff jowls. I love seeing the videos Roman posts always full of great information and really getting to the emotional bond we have with these amazing creatures. I have followed Roman since seeing him provide information to many people in a mastiff group. It's really heart felt and touching to see such love for dogs. � More...

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Aubrey Hart

23 July 2018

So I come from a family of dog breeders and handlers. My grandma and grandpa used to co-own UKC and both my grandma and mother are "famous" in the dog show world. I've personally also had a lot of experience with dogs as I was raised with 20+ and followed in my mom's footsteps as a dog-lover. I don't mention any of this for any other reason other than that I believe my testimony really goes to show that even the most experienced owners who have been "training" & raising dogs for decades can benefit from the support Roman can offer.

During our session, Roman helped me see and comprehend the spiritual purpose that dogs have when they come into our lives. Specifically he guided me to observe the purpose of each of my 5 dogs have within my own life. He facilitated a discovery of how dogs have been essential to my growth process and how they have helped shape my family's life and relationship together. Every question I asked him, he had a thoughtful response to and one that I could fit into my context of understanding easily. Since Roman and I do similar styles of energy healing, I was able to resonate and pick up on a lot of themes that were discussed such as:
-diet & compulsive poop eating
-birth trauma, generational trauma, breeding trauma, and in-utero trauma
-dog sociology--relationships between dogs
-dog psychology--why dogs do certain things, constraints dogs have that humans don't
-artificial insemination and the effects of forced breeding
-a dog's mission/purpose
-how a dog's behavior can mirror its owner's healing process
-how to clear a dog energetically
-what happens to a dog's energy when they exchange owners


I am looking forward to making progress with all of the new insights Roman offered me. It was truly an enlightening conversation especially since I felt pretty confident about my knowledge and wisdom around dogs and training them. There is always more to learn and Roman has a lot to offer in this realm! I would definitely recommend him and I feel excited to make some shifts in my dog handling abilities. Most of all, I feel like I hold a deeper understanding of the relationships between each of my dogs and I, therefore, I am able to proceed with confidence in correcting unwanted behaviors.

Thank you Roman!
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Michelle Beam Barber

23 July 2018

I highly recommend Roman!! He is great person with a huge amount of knowledge on dogs. He takes the time to get to know you the dog and the situation then starts the training to help you. My dogs have improved so much and family and friends even make comments on how hard I have worked. It’s not easy work but if your willing his techniques certainly can change you life with your dog! Thank you Roman!! �� I wanted to add all my sessions were done online. We did it live and he was right there with me teaching me. He doesn’t have to be onsight as he is teaching you the techniques and your teaching the dog! More...

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Alyssa Murphy

23 July 2018

I have had a wonderful experience working with Roman! At first i was a bit skeptical about it being online but i actually really enjoyed it! I was able to work around my schedule without having to leave my home and a great thing is it was recorded so i can go back and watch it with my family and take better notes. I really enjoyed that! Two thumbs up for the online aspect!
I started out with a dog that had bad separation anxiety (to the point where he injured himself almost every time I left my home) and some mild behavior issues. After a few online sessions, my dog and I have a better bond and better understanding of each other. His separation anxiety is so much better and his overall behavior has improved so much. It was incredible. Roman is very knowledgeable, I am hoping to continue learning from him so I can have the best relationship with my dogs and learn to be a better pet parent. It has truly changed my perspective on how dogs think and act, and also taught me to be more intuitive and responsive when my dog is trying to communicate with me. It was a great experience for my dog and for myself as well. Aside from helping you with your dog Roman is a genuine and caring person, he was understanding of my busy schedule and I really appreciate everything he has done for us!
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Katina Beaushaw

23 July 2018

I highly recommend Roman, I was having problems with my puppy wanting to bite and was unsure how to stop him, nothing seemed to work. Roman was kind enough to send me a video explaining what I need to do and it worked great...here's to no more play biting!!! More...

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Heather Colvin

23 July 2018

Almost 5 wks ago I reached out to Roman for HELP because my EM was attacking my Shepherd mix both males. I got bit once. I couldn’t live with the thought that I might have to send my Shepherd to live with my son. Roman helped me help, ME to be able to help my family. My family loves Roman for helping us. You have to do the homework, you have to work with your dogs. More...

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Wilma G Anderson

23 July 2018

For those of you considering online dog training with Roman and whether or not it would work for your dog? The answer is Absolutely YES.

I adopted a severely abused 1/2 Maltese/ 1/2 Mini poodle last Spring. She was scared, terrified of most things, but still had a very sweet temperament, despite the rough start to her life.

I chose the training package from Roman that included a session with Barbara Buck. Truly, the results started with Trixie just a few hours after her session with Barbara. Then, with Roman's guidance, I started a different type of care & training to help Trixie get used to a new 'normal'. She'll never be hurt again. Today I can honestly say that Trixie has become the perfect dog for me.

I would encourage each of you to sign up for Roman's classes and training! It's been a true blessing to have found him and implemented his patient advice for Trixie.
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Mackenzie Dickson

2 July 2018

Roman has helped us with all three of our dogs. We have consulted with other trainers before finding Roman, but he is by far the best and the only person we will consult for behavioral concerns or training. Our smallest dog Tucker came to us as a very fearful boy who wouldn't turn his back on us and would attack our other dog. Roman helped us understand the why behind his behavior and how provide structure and boundaries between the dogs. Tucker is now flourishing in our home as a very confident little guy. He has also become best buds with our other dog. Friends and family cannot believe the transformation. We adopted our third dog just over a week ago and he started out very friendly and then suddenly appeared to be attacking our oldest dog without provocation. We immediately called in Roman and in a 45min session he helped us understand the "why" behind the behavior and gave us tools to work with him. He is already doing so much better - and it has only been a few days! There is no one I would trust with my dogs above Roman; he is excellent and he really cares about the dogs. Do yourself a favor, quit looking for a trainer and call Roman. You will be so glad you did! You will not only understand and be able to effectively guide your dog, but you will strengthen your relationship with them. More...

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2 July 2018

I have seen Roman do some really amazing work with rescue dogs and "problem" dogs all over the country. He works in an entirely non aggressive, calm, non dominant manner that gets excellent results from even the most troubled dogs. He's exceptional.

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karen vicencio

26 June 2018

I have seen Roman do some really amazing work with rescue dogs and "problem" dogs all over the country. He works in an entirely non aggressive, calm, non dominant manner that gets excellent results from even the most troubled dogs. He's exceptional.

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Barbara

24 February 2018

I have a jack russell rescue that was attacked by another dog and almost killed. As a result, he was terrified of other dogs and it manifested as severe dog aggression. He would try and attack any dog that he saw. Roman offered to help with online sessions, which I didn't think would work, but he had so many great reviews that I decided to give it a try. I was only able to do one session with him, but I saw a huge improvement in that short amount of time. I'd worked with two other trainers in the past who actually made the problem worse, so I was pretty amazed! He's doing great now. I'm able to walk him without him freaking out and trying to get at other dogs now. I'm grateful to Roman for bringing peace back into my house. More...

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Melissa Tomlinson

22 February 2018

I was referred to Roman by a rescue group when I mentioned that my foster dog was not improving. This beautiful, sweet, sensitive dog came from a very difficult situation where he had very little positive human interaction. He was essentially feral. Through remote training, Roman was able to guide me so I was able to train my foster. We saw immediate improvement as Roman was able to help me understand my dog’s perspective and tune into his cues. Within two weeks we had all the basics down and walks are so much easier. We have work ahead but I am confident we will just keep getting better because of Roman. I highly recommend Roman and am so grateful for the relationship he has helped me develop with my foster who is now my newly-adopted dog. More...

Thank you so much for your recommendation. Remote training is an important tool. Especially in sensitive or fearful dog’s building trust is the key. The knowledge and training power should be with the dog’s guardian not with the trainer. Thank you for being consistent and trusting to the force free, pain free and blame free holistic training approach.

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Melissa O'Connell

22 February 2018

I met Roman online through a Mastiff group, and later in person with our dog during a trip I was on to the United States from Canada. Roman did more for us and our dog in one session than in a year of doggy classes back home. After our trip he continued to help my dog & I via the intetnet live such a wonderful happy & healthy relationship. I highly recommend him! More...

Thank you for your recommendation. I’m so sorry for your loss - Sapphire is the only online dog from Canada I ever met in person.

Q&A

I enjoy seeing the new bonds and strong relationships that are built through Holistic Dog Training. I also enjoy the rewarding look I get when the dog's rehabilitation is completed and when they finally feel safe, know their job, and feel bonded in their balanced home. It's the look of their owners seeing an "all new" dog, one they can truly welcome into the family.

3,2 million dogs end up in shelters each year only 1/2 get out alive. After 10years in rescue, I realized why this is happening and I wanted to make a difference
I am often called in for cases that others can't handle. I am honored to be part of the path of healing for these dogs and their owners. Everyone benefits.

I give you the dog skills you need to raise a great dog. As a certified dog trainer, holistic behaviorist, reiki master, and energy healing therapist, I can sense the energy that needs to be addressed within the family system.

Most behaviors can be solved in one session, some might need more, however, 99% if the complex aggression cases are solved in less than 5 sessions or in about a month.
I understand dog’s, and the underlying causes of their behavior. I don’t try things, I solve problems. I don’t take knowledge with me, I leave the power with you.

I wish more people would accept the fact that dogs are here to support our emotional and spiritual path and are not here to serve their master.

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