Circa 1990

Welcome. I’m glad you found me! I’m TAMARA TOKASH, an unconventional dog wellness adviser. The first and only trainer and canine consultant / nutritionist in my region to impart a holistic bespoken approach to dog rearing. Dogs are not my hobby, they are what I live and breathe. I’ve spent a lifetime studying, researching and working with them. To that end, the result is my unique and comprehensive method that is evidence based. You may be at a precipice. If you are, I hope to impart with you a fresh, insightful perspective so the next time you look at your dog you see things a bit differently and consider a better way of life for them. Just like us, dogs are a collection of the choices we make. Every dog is an individual ~ no two dogs are alike. Everything impacts a dog’s wellness – their family, their food, their frame of mind and so much more. I’d like to share with you my ethos and strategies that will help you create balance within your dog’s world so that they can truly experience pure happiness and health for many years to come. Your dog’s destiny lies within your hands. Clients span from around the globe ~ wherever you are, I genuinely look forward to working with you and being part of your beautiful dog’s journey.

I invite you to join me – together we will make this happen.

UMWELT – pronounced “oomvelt” – The world as it is experienced by a particular animal. I teach YOU how to see things from your dog’s point of view! Behavior, Manners and Nutrition. Imagine what it’s like being a dog and living with another species that doesn’t speak your language. They are often misunderstood. Dogs inherent approach to life is to avoid conflict; particularly with people. They make mistakes, get irritated, bored and over excited just like you and me, but when they “slip up” they are shamed and worse yet, reprimanded. Imagine living with that kind of stress. Dogs are one of most social animals yet are often isolated and imprisoned on a daily basis. They are denied from interacting with their own kind, excluded from meeting a vast array of people and their right to explore the world using their keen senses is drastically controlled. They are fed subpar food and napalmed with every vaccine and neurotoxin under the sun. Dogs now-a-days are not allowed to be dogs. This is not how to rear a dog. There’s a lot of disinformation out there folks, A LOT, and I’m here to offer you and your dog a clear, honest and effective roadmap to vitality.

We are all that our dogs have. Let’s get it right. We have to get it right.

Let’s embrace dogs for all that they are!

If you’re looking to have a “perfectly behaved” dog where you are the so-called “Alpha”, this is not the place for you. This certainly is the place if you’re seeking a better life for your already perfect dog, free of suppression, frustration and chronic disease. I don’t want a dog that fears me and is broken because I lack knowledge. What I do want is a happy, vibrant, carefree, mannerly dog that is welcome anywhere because I’ve made smart choices and invested the time. I want to teach and guide my dogs intelligently while making sure they have no doubt how much I absolutely adore them. And that’s what I want for your dogs. My approach is backed by science, proven effective, positive and force free. Likewise nutrition is at the root of wellness and behavior. Biologically appropriate food that dogs are meant to eat. It’s all connected folks.

Appreciate all that your dog has to offer and have realistic expectations. Every dog is an individual and what works for one will not work for another. My job is to determine what approach will be best for your dog and teach you how to execute it all. You are your dog’s everything. Your dog’s mental, emotional and physical wellness begins with you. Rearing a dog is a journey, so make it a good one! Dogs are sentient beings; they’re able to perceive and feel things just like you and me. They do indeed express themselves differently than us at times therefore it’s our responsibility to learn how to best speak their language. A sacred union exists between you and your dog. Embrace it.

Mind – Body – Spirit

SYNERGY is only achieved when all elements are considered. My hope is that you will see that there is so much more than having a “well trained” dog. It means absolutely nothing if a dog is fluent in obedience cues yet is eating a poor quality food and is overly stressed. Nor is it beneficial for a dog to be fed a healthy biologically appropriate diet without any clear pack communication, thus resulting in a dysfunctional frenetic home life. Nothing in life is static, therefore we need to constantly adjust things in our dogs lives in order to help them regain balance. Just like we should in ours.

Derailment often occurs when one of the three tenets is overlooked. All of these factors must be addressed to fully understand a dog and help support them so they auspiciously navigate in and out of our home. No one has a perfect dog; not me or any canine expert, nor should we expect to have one. Embrace your dog’s individuality. They are special just the way they are. Let’s keep our expectations realistic, because in the grand scheme of things, don’t we all want the same thing for our dogs – to live long healthy and infinitely happy lives?

My goal is to help you get and keep your dog happy and healthy for years to come. This is where WELLNESS, NUTRITION AND VITALITY come together to help you and your dog experience happy and well balanced lives. When followed, my adaptogenic approach works. I’m here to provide practical, evidence based information and insight that will exponentially help your dog thrive but it can’t happen unless you take that step forward and offer it to your cherished dog. My job is to procure a specific plan, right for your dog and empower you to create the mechanisms of action to execute it.

Listen to your dogs … they are full of wisdom.

I’m a passionate steward for all dogs in this world – mine, yours and those that have no one to love and care for them. As a holistic canine wellness specialist, I will offer, guide and instill healthy lifestyle strategies for you and your dog.  Together, we will work to be proactive, rather than reactive, to maximize your dogs MIND, BODY and SPIRIT. I’m here to educate, empower and excite you about your dog. Together, we will practice mindful, intention-based strategies to communicate and teach your dog. You will learn how your dog perceives unique situations and responds accordingly. This requires a shift in our thinking. Whether you were referred here or stumbled upon me, you must be searching for a unique approach to improve your dog’s life.

Your dog’s life, and yours as well, is about to improve dramatically.
Courteous Canines, Tamara Tokash, NJ New Jersey, Help Your Dog Thrive! My Dog Thrives, Raw

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Ghandi

Healthy Lifestyle

Genetics holds the gun while the environment and lifestyle in which we place our dogs pulls the trigger. As their guardians and advocates we owe it to them to help them THRIVE! We must be judicious and mindful. There’s no snake oil or magic pill – just proven sound strategies for optimizing health. But beware … some of the very people you may think are there to help your dog are actually adding to the imbalances that are cutting their beautiful lives short. It’s up to you to do your due diligence.

How do I help my dog you may ask? You help them by creating a balance and cultivate synergy! This requires SIX R’s: Realize how your energy impacts your dog’s overall state of well being, Restore their gut microbiome, Replenish with a raw diet, Raise your dog to be social, Reduce the vaccine load and toxic chemical environment and Remember to assess their stress level.

Dogs are magical beings that have been sent here for a paramount purpose – to love, teach, and guide us. While we adore and cherish them, in the end, dogs heal and protect us at a deep level – right to the very core of who we are. If you let them in, you will become kindred spirits with them.

Evidence Based

I encourage you to suspend any doubts and fears you may have about dog wellness and take the leap of faith with me. You will discover how to blend ancient wisdom with modern science, and how to achieve a synergistic lifestyle for you and your dog. The choices you make for your dog become the difference between vital wellness and chronic disease. You will learn how critical it is to choose consciousness over convenience. Whether you realize it or not you are being horribly deceived by the very people and industries that you look to for your dog’s health

Follow me – you will learn how to craft a beautiful, happy, and healthy life with your dog. The relationship we create with our dogs, coupled with nutrition and lifestyle, are the key tenets of health and happiness. My wish for you all is that you and your dog will be blessed like my dogs and me. I want you too, to walk with your 18 year old happy, healthy and disease FREE dog, along a quiet path, feeling each other’s love and energy and being joyful together. Let’s restore dogs lives and THRIVE together.

Courteous Canines, Tamara Tokash, NJ New Jersey, Help Your Dog Thrive! My Dog Thrives, Raw