One thing that made a tremendous impact on celebrity dog trainer Tamar Geller while serving as an Intelligence Officer with the Israeli Army Special Forces was the intuitive way with which dogs are capable of communicating with their trainers, anticipating commands and displaying positive behavior.

She found through consistent observation and research that the secret ingredients necessary to their success are love and “stress-free, game-based” exercises that cater to the inner child and primal wolf rather than fear-based, intimidating or aggressive dog training strategies.

Today, the canine ‘life coach’ – who serves as the Humane Society of the United States’ advisor, dispenses dog care tips via multiple mainstream media outlets and also trains elite pedigree pooches for celebrity pet guardians such as Rosie O’Donnell, Owen Wilson, Oprah Winfrey, Goldie Hawn, Ben Affleck and Ellen DeGeneres – is expanding her dogitarian and humanitarian reach.

Through Geller’s program Operation Heroes & Hounds, both injured soldiers and shelter dogs are able to experience a life-changing transformation through the simple power of love and daily interaction.

Scientific studies have repeatedly shown that sharing time with a pet can enhance one’s general sense of well-being by diffusing stress and offering guardians a sense of purpose.

In this case, injured and ailing American military service members are taught how to employ Geller’s Loved Dog teaching method to cultivate positive canine behaviors that will enable the pups to become more adoptable down the road.

It’s a win-win situation for injured soldiers who, in many cases, suffer from war-induced demons of their own, and for the formerly behaviorally-challenged dogs who might have otherwise been overlooked.

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