Enlightened by Dogs Podcast

EBD166 Are You Trying Too Hard to Connect with Your Dog?

EBD166 Are You Trying Too Hard to Connect with Your Dog?

Are you struggling to form a solid heart-to-heart connection with your dog?

It could be a simple case of trying too hard or overthinking it. If we’re distracted, focused on other things, or too busy, this can affect the close partnership we all dream of having with our dogs.

Sometimes it pays to really step back and take some time to reflect on your perspective and how you role model for your dog.

In this episode of the Enlightened By Dogs podcast, Kathy shares some of the simple things standing in the way of a real heart-to-heart connection and a peaceful partnership with our dogs.

She explains a simple tactic to become more present in the moment to help quieten our wandering brains.

In this episode:

  • What’s standing in our way of having a heart-to-heart connection
  • Why we need to get off the hamster wheel of being stuck in our own heads
  • The problem with striving for perfection

Read the blog post on this topic.


“If we’re afraid of making a mistake or getting it wrong, well, that means that we’re literally building a wall between our dog and us.”

“We’re stuck in this cycle of being busy. And we don’t even know that we’re on the hamster wheel.”

“What my dog needs most is a heart connection. My dog needs to feel connected. My dog needs to feel like they belong and are heard.”

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One Response

  1. Oh my gosh, that was exactly what I needed to hear. Thanks Kathy… you filled my heart with patience and understanding towards my relationship with my reactive dog Daisy AGAIN. You are like magic to me, Your emails come to me at the right time.

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