We provide ongoing support to our clients through consultations, on-site classes and seminars, and referrals to holistic practitioners. Check our Blog for the latest schedules. Call or stop by and find out about all The Raw Connection has to offer.
Meet our Trainers and Health Practitioners…
Andee Burleigh, CPDT of Divine K-9 Dog Training.
Call to enroll: 1-831-626-1774
5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Levels
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Puppy Class
5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Beginner Levels
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Good Manners
In 2005 I became a Certified Professional Dog Trainer via the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. I attend national conferences, seminars, and stay current with books, professional journals and whatever I come upon that relates to dogs, their training, health and well-being. This keeps me up-to-date on research and training methods.
As an advocate for canine wellness, I was pleased to be invited to teach dog training classes at The Raw Connection when it opened in April, 2006. The store’s approach to pet health and well-being matches my philosophy of what is best for our dogs.
– Andee Burleigh
New! Mandy Carswell, CPDT of Jumpin’ Jax Dog Training
call to enroll 831-601-7989
Wednesday Evenings at 7pm
NEW – Game Night
Bring your dog and join us for game night! Each week we will transform a favorite game (or two) into one you can play with your dog to help you work on your pup’s manners in a completely new format. DINGO (i.e. Bingo), Memory and even a Candy Land inspired board game will be on the roster. Join us by signing up today!
Additional Details: Must sign up in advance. Single Drop-In cost = $25, Game Pack of 5 = $100
Dogs MUST be friendly and have completed a basic obedience class.
Wednesdays @ 6pm AND Saturdays @ 11am
Fast Track Basic Manners
In just 3 weeks have your furry friend trained with the basics. Focus on the most useful behaviors for a well behaved dog at home and in the community, while seeing how effective and fun force-free training can be!
Additional Details: Cost = $170
In home private dog training lessons are customized for you to meet your needs and goals. We can work at your home, in the park, at the beach or any other location you choose. Contact for Availability.
I use proven, science based, force-free training methods to help you have a well behaved dog that can go with you to the beach, park, shopping or the coffee shop. I find using a bridge marker, like a clicker, is the most clear and concise way to communicate with your dog. Using this communication along with finding what your dog views as rewarding is your way to a well behaved canine.
I believe that telling your dog what he can do is more fun and easier than telling him what he can’t do! Using this method we can create dogs who choose to do the correct behavior, so you don’t always have to manage them. My goal as a dog trainer is to help you have a well behaved pup, and to help support a respectful and loving relationship with your best friend. I can help you find the best ways to train and motivate your dog while fitting it into your every day life. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you and your dog soon!
– Mandy Carswell
Dee Hutton of D-Dog Agility
Dog Agility is a sport where the handler directs the dog through a timed obstacle course that includes tunnels, teeters, tables, jumps, weave poles, and ramps. Dee’s training philosophy emphasizes the relationship between you and your dog by using play and positive reinforcement in training and competing.
Dee works with all levels of students from beginning through advanced competitors. She competes in USDAA, AKC, ASCA and NADAC and has achieved numerous advanced titles on her dogs. Dee’s training philosophy emphasizes the relationship between you and your dog by using play and positive reinforcement in training and competing.
She enjoys watching the beginning handlers as they learn to communicate and connect with their dogs; becoming a team while having fun. She sees the changes in the dogs as they gain self confidence, develop self control and become more attentive to their handlers. Patience, play and laughter are the essential tools when starting agility.
Ari Stein – Ortho-bionomist/Therapist/Injury Prevention Specialist
Ortho-Bionomy By appointment.
The term “Ortho-Bionomy” comes from “ortho” meaning correct or straight, “bio” meaning life, and “nomy” meaning the laws of or study of.
Ortho-Bionomy® focuses on holding and moving the body into areas of comfort, supporting and responding to subtle movements as the dogs body unwinds and begins the process of bringing itself back into balance. In Ari’s experience, there has been noticeable improvement, relaxation and significant relief after a few sessions. By continually applying these techniques and maintaining balance through periodic sessions, in time, muscles and bones will relearn how to function properly again. Sessions usually last 30 minutes.
Ari has been practicing bodywork for 20 years. His interest in bodywork however started when he was a kid. Ari was the one the family went to for their “back rubs”. He seemed to always have a knack for the work. No one kenw at the time but he was destined to be a bodyworker.
Before starting his life long journey into bodywork he recieved a a degree in psycholgy form the University of Albany in up state New York. While in college Ari continued being the person in the dorms everyone would go to if they were hurting. Regularly you would hear “how did you know that hurt” or “that’s amazing, what did you do”. His answer was always the same “I just listened to my hands and followed where they wanted to go”.
Ari started studying Ortho-Bionomy while in Las Vegas in 1998. After taking several classes over the next 2 years he decided OB is what he wanted to practice. That is when he first came to Monterey, to open the Spa at Pebble Beach as a massage therapist and dive into his studies of Ortho-Bionomy®. Since 2002 he has maintained a private practice in Ortho-Bionomy® while also working for periods of time in the offices of Dr. Peter Franklin, Dr. Stephen Barkalow and Dr. Abraham Kryger treating acute and chronic injury and pain.
Now Ari offers his services for dogs at The Raw Connection! Although dogs and humans are structurally different, they are both capable of being realigned and stabilized so the balance is restored. Considering that (because) dogs are quadrupeds, their bodies are going to stabilize and maintain gravity on a horizontal plane, as opposed to humans who hold themselves vertically to the horizon. The essential factor is that regardless of the direction, the dysfunction the body is always trying to maintain balance to the horizon so it can function in its world. Through Ari’s years of experience, he is able to gather relative information about where the body is holding and bracing creating a road map of where to work and what progressions to follow.
Because dogs cannot directly communicate their needs and areas of pain, Ari listens to and works closely with the owner. Together as they work, Ari and the owner go through a history of the dog’s life — gather information about habits, behaviors and past experiences. The answers offer many clues to what the dogs body is doing and how to go about a progressive treatment plan.