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. Anthrozoological research also tells us that incredibly 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's transparent approach to "healing" human-animal relationships consists of several key factors that set us a part:
We're committed to an interdisciplinary, scientific approach to improving relationships and stay up-to-date on research in a variety of fields, such as anthrozoology, applied behavior analysis, applied animal behavior, ethology, comparative psychology, evolutionary biology, etc.
We communicate this research to the public to create a community of educated animal guardians and animal professionals.
We will never resort to using force or fear to change behavior.
We believe welfare must always take priority over profit.
We strive to challenge conventional thinking about the relationships and interactions between humans and nonhuman animals in hopes of creating a more humane world for all.