Enlightened by Dogs Podcast

EBD098 How to Avoid Frustration with Unwanted Behavior

When your dog ‘misbehaves,’ what’s your first emotional response?

Do you feel annoyed, frustrated, or angry? It’s okay to feel like this. Actually, it’s pretty normal to feel frustrated when things turn belly side up. But what you might not realize is that your emotional response and reaction could be making the entire situation much worse.

In this episode of Enlightened By Dogs, Kathy talks about how you can learn to take responsibility in difficult situations so that you can be more prepared when disaster strikes in the future.

Kathy also shares a personal story about a time when she struggled to accept responsibility, followed by the empowerment she felt when she learned that taking responsibility doesn’t show weakness, it shows strength.

In This Episode:

  • The problem with reacting out of frustration or anger when the un-predicted happens
  • How to overcome our own bad habits and stop blaming others (or our dogs) when things go wrong
  • Why you should stop putting your dog in uncomfortable situations
  • Kathy shares a personal story that reveals the importance of learning to take responsibility

Read the blog post on this topic.


“Your dog’s behaviour is just communication.”

“I’m a big proponent of changing things quickly and not letting bad habits develop.”

“Stop putting your dog into that situation… do something else.”

“Your dog is just letting you know how they feel.”

“If I’m responsible, that means I have the ability to make a new choice to do something different.”

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