Do you sometimes feel out of your depth as you try to understand your dog and form that meaningful connection with them?
Well, you’re not alone.
Many dog parents before you have struggled with confidence in the fact that they are doing right by their dogs. Naturally, once these feelings creep in, it becomes a bit harder to establish that incredible bond with their dogs.
In this episode of the Enlightened by Dogs podcast, Kathy shares the testimonies of four different dog moms, who happen to be Brilliant Partners Academy students. They describe a range of different struggles and circumstances that mirror what most dog moms out there are braving through every day. It’s wonderful to see the transition from a place of little to no confidence up to the point where everything turned around for the better.
In this episode:
- How BPA dog mom Sandra Chilton and rough collie Nigella transitioned from anxiety to a confident partnership
- What it took for Alicia Martin to rebuild trust with her dachshund, Joey
- Marika Bertram’s transition from traditional dog training to a partnership mindset
- Ros Swallow’s path to a less reactive partnership with her dogs
“The key thing is to focus on what’s easy — loving the dog that you’ve got, not the dog that you perceived you’d get.” – Sandra Chilton
“Because we’re always thinking in this set up scenario versus real life, we just keep doing the same things over and over again, thinking something will change.” – Marika Bertram
“The power to change habits starts with us first, not with our dogs — it starts with us being aware, present, prepared, and also being okay if that plan doesn’t work.” – Marika Bertram
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