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Meet Nick de Moraes 

Hello there! I'm Nick de Moraes, the heart and soul behind Equilibrium Canine. I've devoted my life to understanding and training dogs, not just as pets, but as companions who share our lives and spaces. My journey into the world of canine behavior and training isn't just a career; it's a calling inspired by my deep-rooted connection with animals, especially dogs and horses, since my childhood. Animals have a unique way of making us feel grounded and present, a gift that I've cherished and wanted to explore more deeply. My passion for this work was ignited by my soul dog, Manni, an American Bully with a heart of gold and challenges of her own. Early on, I realized that conventional "day train" facilities couldn't meet her specific needs, focusing solely on obedience without nurturing the crucial human-canine bond. This realization propelled me to seek a deeper understanding of canine psychology, leading me to mentors like Linn Boyke, who opened my eyes to the essence of dog training - respect, structure, and connection. My journey didn't stop there. I was fortunate to cross paths with Jonathan Czinder and Cole Lasher of Oregon Tails, who further enriched my understanding and skills, especially in lead work and building connections without reliance on external rewards. Their wisdom helped me see that training is also about personal growth, empathy, and shared experiences. Why Choose Equilibrium Canine? Choosing me as your trainer means opting for a path that goes beyond traditional training. It's about embracing a journey of mutual respect, understanding, and growth. I'm committed to providing both you and your canine companion with the tools, knowledge, and support needed to navigate life together, harmoniously and joyfully. Thank you for considering Equilibrium Canine as your partner in this journey. Together, we can achieve a balance that enhances the lives of both you and your beloved dog.


My Mission

At Equilibrium Canine, my mission is simple yet profound: to foster a balanced and fulfilling relationship between you and your canine friend. Training goes beyond obedience; it's about understanding, respect, and a mutual connection that enhances the bond between humans and dogs. This philosophy guides every aspect of my training approach, ensuring that it's tailored to the individual needs of each dog and their human companion.


Equilibrium Canine Services

Services Offered

Personalized Training Programs: Each dog is unique, and so are their training needs. I specialize in creating customized training plans that address not just obedience, but the overall well-being and happiness of your dog. Lead Work Mastery: Learn to communicate effectively with your dog using just a slip lead and long line. This method emphasizes movement and connection, steering clear of relying on food, toys, or other tools. Behavioral Understanding and Support: Delve into the psychology behind your dog's behavior. I provide insights and strategies to support your dog's needs, ensuring they feel understood and guided. Mentorship and Guidance: Benefit from my years of learning under esteemed mentors and my ongoing quest for knowledge. I share not just techniques but the philosophy that transforms the way we relate to our canine partners.

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