Enlightened by Dogs Podcast

EBD204 What to Do When Your Dog Gets Too Far Away and When Your Dog Gets Triggered Too Quickly

EBD204 What to Do When Your Dog Gets Too Far Away and When Your Dog Gets Triggered Too Quickly

Sometimes it’s comforting to know that you aren’t the only dog mom out there tackling a few bumps in the road on your partnership journey.

But it’s also empowering to know that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and you can have that brilliant partnership you always hoped for. To offer some guidance, Kathy shares segments from a Q&A session with real dog moms facing very real challenges.

She highlights the importance of being proactive and having a plan in place for uncomfortable situations. Additionally, she shares some tangible tips that can prevent your dog from getting triggered.

In this episode:

  • Kathy shares a segment where she answers questions from dog moms
  • How proactiveness maintains the connection between you and your dog
  • Why being attentive and responsive is vital when your dog is easily triggered


“It’s up to us to create the routine so that our dogs are getting as close to 18 hours of sleep as they can.”

“Planning ahead gives us the confidence to manage uncomfortable situations that may arise with our dogs.”

“While some dogs go from the red to green zone faster than others, they generally don’t make that transition quickly.”

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2 Responses

  1. Very helpful information. Would like more info on “worksheets” and strategies to move from red zone to green and how to help my dog expand his comfort zone. He is a 2 yr old cardigan corgi and I have been working with him on this for about 3 months. I did not get him enough exposure during covid. Tyvm sandie spillman

    1. Hi Sandie, you can get started with some of the worksheets with my free Partnership Kickstart intro course that you’ll get invited to with the Dog Personality Type Quiz. Go to: https://dancinghearts.link/dogquiz.

      One of the things that we do as dog moms creating a partnership lifestyle is to view ‘traditional’ socialization strategies from a completely different perspective. When we understand our dogs as socially intelligent mammals that have unique personalities, socialization takes on a whole new meaning! I have a ‘covid’ puppy, born Jan 2020, and several of my BPA members do too … and I can tell you that there is no concern or behavior difficulty or lingering problems for my pup, or the others. We have some important things all wrong about this!!

      Here’s a podcast that can get you started with a fresh perspective: https://dancingheartsdogacademy.com/podcast/ebd149-the-right-way-to-socialize-your-dog-or-puppy/

      All the best!

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