Heal to Howl was founded in 2014. Our name was inspired by a quote by ethologist Fred H. Harrington, who said, in regards to wolf behavior, “The pack that howls together, stays together.” The relationships between wolves and their pack mates are very different from the relationships between humans and their pets. Research also tells us that unique and important bonds exist between humans and their companion animals. Our pets are our family members, and instead of being a “pack leader,” we hope to empower you to be their teacher, advocate and guardian. At Heal to Howl, "howling together" is a metaphor for adventuring together, and our favorite adventures are the many joyful, collaborative experiences that deepen our bonds with our pets. Heal to Howl believes families that adventure together stay together, and we're here to help you do just that.
Heal to Howl is co-owned by partners both in business and in life, Emily Tronetti, MSc, CPDT-KA and Curt Robords, MBA. Emily takes on the roles of trainer and teacher while Curt manages our finances and taxes. To learn more about Emily, such as her training methods, education and experience, click the button below!
Heal to Howl is a unique organization. Here's what sets us apart:
We're committed to an interdisciplinary, scientific approach to improving relationships and changing behavior. This includes staying up-to-date on research in a variety of fields, such as anthrozoology, applied behavior analysis, applied animal behavior and animal cognition.
We communicate this research to the public to create a community of educated animal guardians and professionals.
We're dedicated to transparency and will never resort to using force or fear to change behavior.
We believe welfare must always take priority over profit, and we'll always treat humans and other animals with kindness and compassion.
While Heal to Howl is a for-profit business, we also have a social mission. Read more about it by clicking the button below.