What Is Sama Dog?

Sama Dog provides education and services to bring both human and canine into a blissful state of balance, or “Sama.” We offer insight into the effects of your dog’s lifestyle and environment on their physical and mental health, overall behavior and the quality of relationships with their humans. We consider all aspects of a dog’s life, including their diet, exercise, behavior and obedience, household influence, personal history, individual mind-body type and more.

“Joy is a return to the deep harmony of body, mind and spirit that was yours at birth
and that can be yours again. That openness to love, that capacity for wholeness
with the world around you, is still with you.”

– Deepak Chopra

Wellbeing for Dogs + Their Humans?

Every “body,” no matter the species, moves in and out of balance due to current and past influences and experiences in their environment. Being that our dogs share our lives so closely, they are just as equally impacted by the people and events around us as we are. Our canine companions are especially influenced by their human's state of mind-body wellness, because the bond between human and dog permeates all aspects of both of our beings.

Ultimately, our wellbeing is our dog’s wellbeing. Our life experience, in many cases, is mutual. Our canine companions share our space, family and heart in a way that no other creatures do. Sometimes, they know us better than we know ourselves. They serve and support mankind in incredible ways, and they deserve to live great lives.

What are the Sama Dog 6 Pillars of Balance?

Sama Dog 6 Pillars of Balance. Amanda Ringnalda, founder of Sama Dog :: Wellbeing for Dogs + Their Humans. Describes her core teachings to help improve dog health, wellness and behavior naturally, holistically and even soulfully.

What Is Sama?

The optimum state of wellbeing – for dogs and humans – occurs when all aspects of the body, mind and spirit are in a state of equilibrium. “Sama” is established when the whole being experiences harmony and balance.


Our Core Teachings

Within each of our programs, human companions will gain a complete understanding of Ayurvedic principles, discover how this knowledge applies specifically to their dog and learn a multitude of techniques and processes to help boost the health and wellbeing of their dogs, and themselves!


  1. Dogs are Multi-Dimensional Beings
  2. Doshas: Mind-Body Types
  3. Connection / Communication
  4. Nutrition / Herbs
  5. Inner Pharmacy: Balancing Through the 5 Senses
  6. Training / Daily Routine

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What Is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda, or “the science of life,” is a 5,000-year-old system of holistic healing that offers timeless wisdom and practical tools to foster vibrant wellbeing. With its origins in the Vedic tradition of India, Ayurveda defines health as a dynamic state of balance between body, mind and spirit. It teaches a personalized approach to healing that treats the whole being, not just the separate symptoms. Urging individuals to explore what balance looks like for them, Ayurveda empowers each of us to understand what the most nourishing choices are – for each unique being – that lead to lifelong vitality.

Ayurvedic Definition of Health

sama dosha sama agnishcha
samadhatu mala kriyaaha
prasanna atma mana indriyaha
stha iti abhidheeyate
– Acharya Susruta

 Meaning: Health is a state where in the Tridosha, Digestive fire,
all the body tissues & components,
all the physiological processes are in perfect unison and the soul,
the sense organs and mind are in a state
of tot
al satisfaction & content.


Dog Rescue White Tara.  Art by  Lasha Mutual

Dog Rescue White Tara. Art by Lasha Mutual