Enlightened by Dogs Podcast

EBD161 Get Back to Grazing

EBD161 Get Back to Grazing

Does your dog often get over-excited or easily stressed? Does that feeling pass onto you, and before you know it, you’re both stuck feeling frustrated or angry?

Our dogs look to us for so much guidance and reassurance. When we get over-excited, so do our dogs. When we become fearful, our dogs can pick up on that too.

So, what can you do to keep your dog calm in stressful situations? It all starts with you and how you react to stimuli around you.

To calm yourself and your dog, you can use something Kathy calls the “Back to Grazing Protocol.”

In this episode of Enlightened By Dogs, Kathy takes you through the six steps of the Back to Grazing Protocol to help you and your dog feel more at ease and able to handle difficult situations.

In this episode:

  • What the Back to Grazing Protocol is and where the concept comes from
  • How looping thoughts can increase the drama in our lives
  • Why gratitude is key to halting looping thoughts

Read the blog post on this topic.


“Our dogs are so attuned to us.”

“There are no failures. There are only opportunities to learn.”

“Our dogs are depending on us to be safe, calm, and happy, and to be the guide. If we are upset and stay in that place of emotional upheaval, that’s what our dogs are getting from us.”

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