The 'Rommie Plant!' Workshop Recording + Supporting Resources

A deep dive into understanding & handling your Romanian (& overseas) rescue dogs that like to 'Plant' on walks & refuse to move.

Workshop Details

The 'Rommie Plant!' Yes it's a thing, and it's a pretty common thing at that!  
As always, this information is certainly something that can apply to any dog, but, in my experience, it is a lot more frequent and common amongst Romanian and overseas rescue dogs.

I know from clients and members just how challenging this behaviour can be. It can be a big problem when you're trying to move for an important reason, to get away from something or to get home because you have limited time, and I know it can be incredibly frustrating when it happens!

So what exactly is the 'Rommie Plant' as I affectionately named it several years ago....

Anyone who has a dog that does this on a regular basis will know exactly what I'm talking about!  It is a behaviour that is among one of the most common things I get asked for advice or help with, especially with dogs that overreact on walks! You're trying to move away from a situation that you know your dog may struggle with, but your dog has 'planted!' and refuses to budge.

It isn't just relative to dogs that overreact though, I have a lot of clients and members who ask for support with this behaviour that is happening on a daily basis during everyday walks, even when there isn't anything going on.  It seems their dogs just want to stop, or don't want to go in the direction they need them to.

It is most commonly labelled as 'stubborn' behaviour, I prefer to call it 'independence' which is also a common character trait among Romanian and overseas dogs, and whilst it can sometimes simply be a dog that is trying to stay in one place or go in a direction they particularly want to go in, as always with our beautiful and sometimes complex Romanian dogs, what drives and underpins this behaviour can often be a lot more complex than that.  

It's important to understand why this behaviour is happening and the right way to handle it relative to that 'why' because if you're handling it the wrong way, it can at the very least be ineffective, causing you more frustration, but it can also in some cases have a damaging effect if you're misinterpreting the behaviour and causing your dog stress or increased anxiety.  This of course can generate more problems going forward for you both and result in more planting rather than less.

During this workshop I will aim to provide you with a deep dive into the 'Rommie Plant' which I personally have a lot of experience of, as you can see from the pictures of Tramp above!... and I have worked with 100s of clients who do too! 
       ?  What it is
       ?  Why does it happen
       ?  What does it mean
       ?  How can you prevent it from happening
       ?  How do you handle it if/when it does happen

Once the live event has taken place, a recording of the workshop will be available to everyone who attended, and anyone who couldn't join us live will be able to purchase the workshop recording plus the supporting resources at any time.

I will be adding supporting resources to the workshop curriculum once the live event has taken place.  This will be in the form of a workshop handout, teaching guides, video demonstrations and any additional workshops that I consider will be helpful information.

I'm very excited to be putting this workshop together for you as I know this is a common challenge for many adopters.
I look forward to seeing some of you there! 😊🐕👏

Workshop Pricing

Rommie Plant Workshop + Supporting Resources


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Michelle Masters

Meesh Masters is the founder and business owner at The Dog's Point of View and specialises in working with Romanian & Overseas Rescue dogs, providing educational resources for their adopters via remote one to one consultations, home study courses, webinars, training programs and her popular Adopters Coaching Group - The number one resource anywhere on the internet for Romanian and Overseas rescue dog information and support.

After becoming involved with Romanian Rescue dogs in 2015, both as a support advisor to new adopters and a fosterer herself, she was led to look deeper into the thinking, feeling, emotional depths of these dogs when things began feeling different about them.

She soon realised how the Romanian dogs were different to British born dogs, that their genetics and bloodline, being from street dogs and dogs that had evolved through more natural selection, meant they seemed to be more in tune with their instinctive nature's. She went on to learn that she needed to adjust the ways she interacted with and worked with these dogs, to accommodate their more instinctive and cautious characteristics. It became very evident that these dogs responded differently to 'training' in the conventional sense at times.

And so it became her passion to share everything she was learning, and is still learning, about the Romanian Dog's Point of View with as many adopters as possible. Today she is Patron of two Romanian Rescue Charities, Cloud K9 Rescue and Annie's Trust, she is also advisor to various other rescue organisations. She runs a course for qualified trainers, The Romanian Rescue Pro Trainers program, to help other canine professionals understand more about working with Romanian & foreign rescue dogs and their families, as many of them can be quite complex compared to working with British dogs.  She has also launched an invaluable education & resource program for rescue organisations rehoming Romanian & Eastern European dogs, to help them & their volunteers to understand how to correctly support their adopters if they encounter basic problems. 

Meesh is also now a certified Dynamic Dog Practitioner which qualifies her to complete detailed assessments of dogs in the areas of biomechanics, gait, movement & posture to determine whether there are any potential pain or discomfort issues that could be contributing to behaviour.  This is an invaluable qualification to have given that her entire business focuses solely on supporting and working with adopters and canine professionals of predominantly Romanian but also other European street, rescue & shelter dogs.  With the poor start many of these dogs have in life, along with the potential for them to have sustained untreated injuries, abuse and trauma prior to adoption, being able to assess for pain in a totally hands off, non-intrusive way is often the only way they can be assessed.