About Dogs to Heal

With Dogs to Heal all issues are dealt with in a respectful manner, and we never advise pain or fear as tools to deal with problematic dog behaviour. It is always about respect and understanding! Tersia has completed a number of courses in this field. She prides herself of the fact that she continues to update her knowledge of dog training methods and behaviour.

Tersia has been involved in dog training at different levels since 1998. Dogs to Heal got its name from her belief that the relationship between a dog and its person can be healing to both. This process is guided by a number of fields which include Training, Behaviour Counselling and Tellington TTouch®.

Tersia believes that this relationship between person and dog needs healing at times. As such, the process can be enriching to both the person and the dog. As a qualified, practising social worker Tersia is well equipped to manage situations that might become emotionally loaded due to the potential intensity of the relationship between a dog and owner.
What we do

Why choose Dogs to Heal?


You and your dog will be treated with respect and classes are small enough for you to get individual attention.

One on One

If your dog is uncomfortable in a group class, individual sessions will be recommended.

Knowledge & experience

The trainer is well qualified and experienced, and goes out of her way to keep studying and updating knowledge and experience. The same goes for guest trainers.


You will passionately be discouraged to use fear, pain or intimidation in your relationship with your dog.

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