Are you a desperate first-time dog owner,

triggered tremendously by your furry friend’s behaviour?

Let’s make you pawsitive again


I am here to listen

Canine companionship isn’t all bright days. Are you at the end of your rope? Exhausted or even desperate? I am here to listen. You’re not alone. 

Let’s reveal the hidden reality

Attention, first-time dog owners in distress! Amidst the turmoil of emotions, breathe and listen. Let’s reveal the hidden reality – canine companionship isn’t all bright days. Shame and despair may accompany you. Torn shoes, pulled leashes, and puddles turn into symbols of perceived inadequacy. Amidst the canine whirlwind, if you’ve felt helpless, know this – HeartPepper Harmony supports you. I’ve been there.

Your openness deserves applause

As a novice dog owner, my experienced coaching background and silver-streaked hair couldn’t shield me from the unforeseen. While I’ve managed personal challenges wisely, the realm of canine companionship proved a unique trial. My Doodle is a burst of energy, and sometimes was exuberantly wild in her greetings. Her fervent ‘attachment’ to tennis balls, cravings for street food and sled-dog-style leash tugging made me feel helpless many times. “Please stop this, Bobbie!” I believe the neighbors swiftly became acquainted with me as I walked along the street, my expression reflecting a sense of despair. I really didn’t know how to make her stop. I felt overwhelmed, occasionally even fearful of her actions and mostly experienced a lot of worry. She’s the love of my life, I have never loved so deep I think…yet in the first 18 months of her life she appeared to be a puzzle with elusive pieces as well. Above all, I felt a lot of shame that I wasn’t always managing this bundle of joy. Ultimately, the greatest help emerged through confession to a friend, not the dog trainer. Because these setbacks with our furry friend might erode our ‘ideal guardian’ dream. Yet, in the centre of your pain, a glimmer of hope emerges. Recognize this journey’s potential for growth. Embrace the ache. Reshape the story where pain becomes purpose, forging a resilient, genuine bond. If I can, you can. 

Senior Behavioral Trainer/Coach for hoomans

May I offer an expanded introduction: I’m your experienced guide of Behavioural Mastery, with a solid 25 years in the fascinating domain of training and coaching. As your reliable Behavioural Master, I’ve fully embraced an approach that combines the spirit of Sherlock Holmes and emotional virtuosity. I’m more than a listener to your distress; I serve as a steadfast support for you to share your challenges and difficulties. Because I know, I’ve been there. 

It’s not the dog

Hold up, though – I’m not your dog trainer. Think of me as your personal GPS, guiding you through the labyrinth of your own emotions, uncovering solutions from within. Welcome to a journey where your dog’s journey and your own converge in perfect harmony.

‘Carolien is a dedicated professional, takes care of humans and animals alike.

Twenty five years of experience as a Behavioral Trainer pays off!’