“Humankind is drawn to dogs because they are so like ourselves—bumbling, affectionate, confused, easily disappointed, eager to be amused, grateful for kindness and the least attention.” ~ Dr. Patricia McConnell, Applied Animal Behaviorist


Dogs are more evolved and emotional than we give them credit. 

In addition, every dog is a unique individual with natural personality traits, learning styles and motivations that may change as they age. Different development stages throughout a dog’s life may require establishing new foundations, changing nutrition, exploring new activities / enrichment, revisiting basic manners or understanding why a dog is displaying such behaviors as reactiveness, shyness, appetite variance, a flux in activity level, new fears or aggressive tendencies.

Bottom line – there is a need and an emotion to a behavior. Together, we create a plan to help a dog find the understanding needed to live a happy, balanced and whole life.

Tina Makris with Intuitive Hound is an experienced teacher and dog trainer in positive, force-free dog behavior. Intuitive Hound offers a natural Ayurveda-based approach to dog-human relationships. Tina is registered with the Association for Professional Dog Trainers, approved by the American Kennel Club and remains current with continuing education in Ayurveda, dog cognition, natural wellness and dog-human psychology. 

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Mind Shift

Tina’s goal is to change the perception of dogs. Every dog is unique, and every human is unique, so it is essential that each dog-human relationship be rooted and developed in a balance of clear communication, trust and understanding.

Tina focuses on both the dogs and the beloved humans to cultivate a personalized and natural Ayurveda-based way to living with dogs in a human society.


Each dog has a unique way of thinking and physical build. The living practice of Ayurveda seeks to treat each dog’s uniqueness in a comprehensive natural approach. This natural approach emphasizes the most appropriate nutrition, remedies, movement and stillness to help each individual dog to maintain a natural MindBody balance.

Ayurveda is an ancient wellness philosophy rooted in the idea that there are three types of constitutions, or MindBody types – each act as a guide to living with overall physical wellness and balanced emotions. 


Using only intuitive, positive and force-free methods, – Tina provides insight and support for dogs and humans with successful, proven outcomes.

Through this collaboration, human guardians develop a new understanding and knowledge of dogs along with the skills to cultivate clear communication with each dog.

Whether via Zoom or Phone – Tina is available to you wherever you are!

Tina provides experience and insight into dog-human relationships through a combination of Art, Intention and Science
  • Understanding Dogs in Your Life
  • Puppyhood, Adult Dog, Adopted Dog and Senior Dog
  • New Dog / Puppy Selection and Preparation
  • House Training / Coping with Being Home Alone
  • Relationships with Other Animals
  • New Home Acclimation
  • Ayurveda Natural Lifestyle, Nutrition and Wellness
  • Greetings / Front Door Manners
  • Dropping, Leaving and Taking Objects
  • Calming and Relaxing
  • Come When Name is Called
  • Leash Teamwork
  • Decision-Making and Problem-Solving
  • Activities and Enrichment
  • Reactivity, Sudden Behavior Changes, Traumatic Events
  • Pet Industry Staff Training and Education

"Shift your thinking from ownership to relationship. This will deepen the understanding and appreciation of every dog in your life." ~ Tina Makris

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"Accept a dog for who he is now. This is the starting point." ~ Tina Makris

Tina provides a non-judgemental and supportive atmosphere for dogs and humans.

Please check with your Veterinarian before making any changes to the health and wellness of the dogs in your life.

Information offered on this website or by any representative of Intuitive Hound in any form of communication is not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, psychological or medical treatment of a licensed professional healthcare provider.

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