Mary Lynne was very clear and
took a lot of time to answer all

of our questions. I have recommended this service to everyone I know who owns

a dog!

--Jody (Vienna, VA)


Read Franklin's Story

“I never realized how much

our dog was controlling us.

You gave me my time back!

I get more accomplished, and he’s calmer and happier. Thank you!”

--Linda (Lakemoor, IL)


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In order to get the most out of a consultation, it is recommended that you first read Jan Fennell's book, The Dog Listener. This book will give you an in-depth understanding of the Amichien® Bonding process as well as the "tools" you will use to begin communicating clearly with your dog. Included is a 30-day step-by-step program to help you implement the 4 core elements of Amichien Bonding - Feeding, The Walk, Perceived Danger, and Status - with your dog.

Although the book is quite comprehensive, it is not interactive, and some people find that working with a trained consultant is helpful. Peaceful Paws offers consultations in your home and at your convenience. Mary Lynne Doleys, owner of Peaceful Paws, was the first person in the U.S. to be certified by Jan Fennell to consult with people and their dogs using Amichien Bonding.

Why do I need a home consultation?
Having a consultation in your home allows your dog to exhibit its natural behavior in its own environment; lets the consultant see the interaction between all family members and dogs; and enables the consultant to make suggestions that are specific to your home environment. Of course, it also provides you the opportunity to ask questions that may have come up with regard to implementing the method.

A one-time, flat fee covers the consultation itself, which generally lasts 3-4 hours, and backup support via telephone at no additional charge for as long as you need it - for the life of your dog - should questions arise after the visit. During the consultation, you will learn:

  • Pack mentality and canine ritualistic behavior
  • Why your dog behaves as it does
  • Core elements of Amichien Bonding
  • How to implement these techniques to help your dog

When will I see improvement?
Every dog and every situation is different. Amichien Bonding is an ongoing process - a way of life - not a "quick fix". However, most people notice that their dog begins to change its behavior of its own free will during the home visit. The more you work with this method and use the complimentary backup support, the more positive results you will see.


Mary Lynne also gives presentations on Amichien Bonding to rescue groups, people who foster, dog training clubs, libraries, dog camps, and any other groups who have an interest in learning more about Jan Fennell's non-violent way of working with dogs.

If you are interested in a 1-2-1 consultation at your home or a presentation on Amichien Bonding, please contact Peaceful Paws at

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