Dani Rouse Holland APDL
I’m Dani Rouse Holland, the PURE Dog Listener of K9 Instincts LLC. I have had dogs and loved dogs my whole life. I came across the method of dog listening while fostering dogs for shelters and rescue groups. While reading a book about dog listening, I learned a lot about dog behavior and started applying these methods to my companion and foster dogs.
I must give credit to the dog listening method with enabling me to rescue an abandoned pack of dogs after they had been alone for about 5 months. This canine pack of a mom and three pups survived on their own and were leery of human contact. By using the dog listening method, another rescuer and I were able to gain the dogs’ trust and rescue them within 2 weekends! All of these dogs were adopted into their forever homes. After this successful rescue, I investigated the dog listening method in depth and attended courses in the United Kingdom to receive my Foundation and Advanced Certifications in Canine Communication.
In 2010 I was welcomed to the Pure Dog Listeners family as the first Accredited Pure Dog Listener in the US!
Since 2010, Dani has been the dog trainer at Western Missouri Correctional Center (WMCC) for Missouri Puppies for Parole (P4P). P4P is a Missouri Department of Corrections program where Missouri’s correctional centers partner with local rescue groups and shelters to help dogs find their "furever” homes.
Dani trains the offenders to use PURE Dog Listening (PDL) and WMCC is the first prison to use PDL. WMCC currently has the largest program in the state with over 24 dogs being trained at any given time and has adopted out 160+ dogs as of May, 2013. The entire state of Missouri has adopted over 1600+ dogs as of May, 2013.
She is also available for 1-2-1 consultations in people's homes. She works primarily in the Kansas City, MO area but will travel for out-of-town consultations throughout North America.
K9 Instincts LLC
302 Port Arthur
Trimble, MO 64492 USA