Ulrike Meder is training humans
and dogs along "Training Cesar’s Way"

- Cesar Millan

"It's so nice to understand
your dog better..."

- Kristel & Michéle Mutsters with their dog Dennis, Amsterdam

"It is the owner who grows on the journey
as much as the dog..."

- Claire Parker with her dog Bridie, Amsterdam

"Thank you Ulrike for changing
our lives for the better..."

- Addie Elliot-Vassie with her dogs Austin & Monkey, Amsterdam

Welcome to the home of Dog Behavioural Therapist, Ulrike Meder (Amsterdam).
Dogrelate is the key for a fulfilling human – dog relationship, for humans and dogs at any age.

To relate to your dog, you need to enter into the instinctual world of your dog. By doing this, you achieve a better understanding of your ‘best friend’, which gives you both a better quality of life together.

Dogrelate teaches you to understand and respond to your dog’s behavior. You become your dog’s ‘sanctuary’. The social bond you create with your furry friend makes your dog feel safe, social and confident in his environment.

Dogrelate shows you how to teach your dog rules, boundaries & limitations and so that he becomes a physically & mentally balanced dog. A calm dog is a happy dog who behaves socially towards other people & dogs.

Dogrelate are experts in understanding dogs' behavior and the underlying causes of how they react. With each dog we rehabilitate, we start by looking for the warning signs of unwanted behaviour such as excitement, restlessness, anxiety or aggression caused by stress, over- or under stimulation. We find the root cause of the problematic behaviour and then rehabilitate the dog back into his natural state. We show you how to start and maintain a balanced and healthy relationship.

Dogrelate’s founder and certified dog behavior therapist, Ulrike has worked with one of the World’s leading dog behavioural experts, ‘The Dog Whisperer’ Cesar Millan. Her expertise and understanding of dogs makes you and your dogs' experience atDogrelate a rewarding one.

Ulrike with her dog Lillyfee

Our Services

  • Personal human-dog bootcamp
    • An intense training course where you will learn various skills to teach your dog socially acceptable patterns of behaviour:
    • Mastering The Walk
    • Creating a balanced home environment
    • Socialisation with other dogs
    • Exercising with your dog
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  • Behavioural Consultancy
    • On this course, we aim to find and correct the roots of unwanted behaviour such as:
    • Doorbell barking
    • Jumping up at people or into your bed
    • Pulling on the leash
    • Ball obsession
    • Running out of the house door on the street
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  • Dog rehabilitation
    • Our Rehabilitation course seeks out the roots of problematic behaviour and finds a balance in providing your dog with:
    • the correct amount of exercise
    • Set rules and boundaries
    • Affection
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  • Puppy training
  • Starting your relationship with your puppy early on with the correct training will create a strong and lasting relationship of good behaviour and respect towards you, other dogs and other people.

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  • Your dog & your family
    • Dog relates offers advice and assistance with:
    • Finding the right dog for you and your family
    • Dog Adoption services
    • Introducing your dog to your new born baby
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Recent Dogrelate Graduates

Akkie

Austin

Bridie

Sasha

Minkie

Rocco

Personal human-dog bootcamp

Session 1 – How do you and your dog relate to each other?

Dogrelate begins each behavioural consultancy with an initial 2-hour ‘meet and greet’ session at your home. The purpose of this first session is to assess your dog’s natural mental state and behaviour in his own environment.

We start work immediately with your dog during this assessment and inspire you with some best practices to follow until the next training session.

You will already see an improvement in your dog’s behavior and many questions about your dog will be answered.

Next steps - Bootcamp sessions

Dogrelate generally advises our highly successful 10 hour ‘Bootcamp training’ session. This set of training consists of 10 x 60 minutes sessions with you and your dog. Single trainings of 60 or 90 minutes are available too.

  • During your time on Bootcamp with your dog, we target problematic behaviour and you learn the following:
  • Mastering The Walk (in the city / in parks / a forest walk / walking with other dogs)
  • Creating a balanced home environment
  • Socialisation with other dogs
  • Exercising with your dog

Mastering the walk is fundamental in building a respectful and trusting partnership with your dog. This means walking side-by-side, with no pulling on the leash and learning how to deal with distractions. Pack walks with a group of dogs highlight the benefits of dog relationships, based on their natural social structure, and are highly therapeutic for both dogs and people. The Bootcamp series creates a balanced atmosphere so that your dog can only bark ‘home sweet home’!

Prices

Session 1 ‘Meet and greet’
120 min - home visit incl. first hand’s-on training:
€120 *

Personal bootcamp training
10 x 60 min training:
€510 *

Single personal training
60 min: €60 *
90 min: €90 *

* Training excl. travel costs:
0,19€ / km

Please read our Terms & Conditions in relation to the provision of all Dogrelate services.

Behavioural Consultancy

  • Dogrelate aims to find and correct the roots of unwanted behaviour such as :
  • Doorbell barking
  • Jumping up at people or into your bed
  • Pulling on the leash
  • Ball obsession
  • Running out of the house door on the street

He’s your best buddy, but sometimes his behaviour lets not just you down, but himself down too! Every time the doorbell rings, he goes beserk, barking like crazy, and instead of greeting your guest, you’re trying to calm down the dog. Your dog may be your best friend, but he won’t be to your visitors!

When you’re out walking with your dog, you want to be able to walk gently, with your dog at your side. But no! He is dragging you along, choking himself with his own strength on the lead. Are you walking your dog or is he walking you?

Do you want to play ball without it turning into a frantic wrestling match trying to retrieve the ball from your ball obsessed dog? Does he understand when stop means stop?

You love cuddling with your dog on the sofa but what if he extends this invitation to your most personal space, your bed? As much as you love him, you don’t want to have paw prints or pests from the forest on your white bed sheets. You want your dog to sleep in his own bed, instead of him insisting on claiming your bed as his own.

  • Dogrelate also provides rehabilitation to problematic behaviour such as:
  • Leash aggression
  • Territorial aggression
  • Food/toy obsession
  • Separation anxiety
  • Urinating in the house
  • Growling or biting at your family members
  • Fights within your dog pack
  • Hyperactivity
  • Anxiety

You find yourself in a dark tunnel as your dog is having a challenging impact on your life. Walking your dog on the leash frightens you due to his aggressive behavior. You have to make arrangements for a ‘dog sitter’ every time you want to leave your house, as your dog can’t stay alone. You are embarrassed about the urine smell that penetrates your house. Giving food means evacuating the rest of the family or other pets due to your dog’s food aggression. There is a war zone atmosphere in your living room, caused by attacks on other family dog pack members.

Prices

Session 1 ‘Meet and greet’
(2 hours - home visit incl. first hand’s-on training)
€135

Personal bootcamp training
(10 x 1 hour training)
€510

Single personal training
1 hour: €60
1.5 hours: €90

Please read our Terms & Conditions in relation to the provision of all Dogrelate services.

Dog rehabilitation

  • The Dogrelate rehabilitation course seeks out the roots of unwanted and problematic behaviour by providing your dog with:
  • The correct amount of exercise
  • Set rules and boundaries
  • Balanced affection

Dogrelate uses tools such as basic signals, impulse control, proximity training and analyses your dogs natural social pack position, in order to get your dog to behave in a socially friendly way. One behaviour issue can have several root causes. We identify them and treat them in a holistic way. This includes all aspects of the dog’s needs including a psychological, physical and social treatment.

Dogrelate’s approach to rehabilitating your dog not only resolves his behavioural issues, but also trains you to relate to your dog in the appropriate manner, making your dog aware of his limits and boundaries and how to share affection.

Next time your doorbell rings, your dog will let you know with a short bark that there is someone there because he relishes being your natural guardian. When your visitors enter your house, your dog will welcome them in a friendly non-hostile manner

  • We will help you to master the walk - turning you both into a dream team!
  • Your dog will stop pulling obsessively on the leash and instead will walk by your side feeling safe. You will be able to pass other people and dogs without having your arm pulled out of its socket!
  • Playtime means affection. More than just an exercise for your dog, it also is a perfect way to bond with your furry friend. Leave the ball in the drawer and get ready for a whole range of games that you can both be taught to mentally stimulate your dog - and to provide some much needed relaxation and balance for you too!
Prices

Session 1 ‘Meet and greet’
(2 hours - home visit incl. first hand’s-on training)
€135

Personal bootcamp training
(10 x 1 hour training)
€510

Single personal training
1 hour: €60
1.5 hours: €90

Please read our Terms & Conditions in relation to the provision of all Dogrelate services.

Puppy Training

Dogrelate gives you the perfect starting help for your relationship with your puppy.

With our personalised training, we help create a strong and lasting relationship between you and your puppy. We build the foundation of good behaviour and respect towards you, other dogs and other people.

All puppies are adorable from day one! They steal our hearts from the first moment, and make our minds turn to soft mush. But on top of the love and protection you give your new family member, you also need to set up boundaries from the beginning, so that the puppy grows up with consistent rules and clear guidance. This will create a harmonious relationship supporting the youngster through his rocky adolescence and helping him grow into a mature adult. Puppy training is not just about learning the basic signals like "come back" and "sit", but builds the foundation for friendly social behavior.

Dogrelate offers a holistic approach, which creates a strong understanding between you and your young dog.

We want to make sure that you and your puppy start off on the right foot. So we also give you nutritional advice on the best type of food, the best harness or collar for your puppy, and what bed they should have! We teach you how to brush the puppy’s teeth to avoid future dental treatments.

With this best possible start, we won’t be seeing you and your dog for Bootcamp any time soon!

Prices

Session 1 ‘Meet and greet’
(2 hours - home visit incl. first hand’s-on training)
€135

Personal bootcamp training
(10 x 1 hour training)
€510

Single personal training
1 hour: €60
1.5 hours: €90

Please read our Terms & Conditions in relation to the provision of all Dogrelate services.

Your dog & your family

1. Finding the right dog. Dog Adoption Search & Advice

Dogrelate offers professional advice to help you find the right match, which is crucial for a life fulfilling relationship with your new dog. Many future behavioural issues can be avoided by seeking advice before selecting a dog.

Dogrelate begins by assessing your life style and your home environment. We then accompany you to the breeder, preferably to the shelter or adoption organization asDogrelate recommends dog adoptions. Once you have selected a dog, we advise you on how to introduce your new dog into his new home, giving your relationship the best start possible.

Dogrelate advises you on selecting the correct collar and leash, what food is best suited, as well as the correct bedding to use.

We also accompany you on your first walk together, so that we can assess any issues, and address them from the beginning, ensuring that you have the smoothest start possible!

2. Introducing your dog to your new born baby

Dogrelate specializes in this key moment when everyone involved needs to act in a friendly and respectful way. You want your dog to be gentle and you don’t want to feel hesitant or scared about this new relationship.

Dogrelate advises you on the best approach to avoid any misunderstandings and to make the first steps in creating the harmonious and balanced family relationship that will last a lifetime.

Prices

Session 1 ‘Meet and greet’
(2 hours - home visit incl. first hand’s-on training)
€135

Personal bootcamp training
(10 x 1 hour training)
€510

Single personal training
1 hour: €60
1.5 hours: €90

Please read our Terms & Conditions in relation to the provision of all Dogrelate services.

About Ulrike

"You can only grow into what you are..." - Ram Dass

Every being is born with a unique talent. If you find it and live it, you will enjoy a fulfilled and balanced life.

Dogs helped me to find out what my talent is: to inspire others with my personal growth.


Ulrike with her Father and beloved dog (1976)

My goal is to help dogs gain the respect they deserve and live in a harmonious relationship with people. I believe we need to see these animals as dignified beings, not machines that must obey to our will, but companions who follow our assertive guidance within a mutually trusting relationship.

When we learn to readjust the unrealistic expectations we have of our dogs and tune into their instincts by relating to them, we let THEM bring the best out of us. My admiration and my talent for dogs developed early during my childhood, which I spent in the mountains at the lake Tegernsee in Bavaria (South Germany). My father’s project to preserve the lives of the last free-living bears & wolves helped develop my passion for dogs and my first book was ‘The Wolf’ by Eric Ziemen.

Growing up I then followed a completely different talent and became an international fashion buyer and product manager in the corporate Sports & Fashion industry.

However in 2012, my life challenged me in the most extreme way possible. After receiving a life threatening Cancer diagnosis, I went through a bleak winter season in my life. Thankfully I recovered and an enlightening Spring season encouraged me to follow my heart: I left my career as a manager and became a dog Behavior Therapist.


Photo by Neal Tyler

After finishing my certified study at the German Institut für Tierheilkunde in 2013, I went to Los Angeles for a life changing experience as a student at Cesar Millan´s Dog Psychology Center in Santa Clarita. With Cesar as my mentor, I learned how to accept challenge and to grow from it, personally and in my work with dogs.

Since then I help people and their dogs face the daily challenges in their lives. I inspire them and prove that it is never too late to relate to their dogs in a new way. This helps them grow on a personal level and start living the life that they have always wanted!

Photo by Neal Tyler

Ulrike on her pack walk at Cesar Millan’s DPC (dog psychology center) in L.A. Photo by Neal Tyler

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