Enlightened by Dogs Podcast

EBD208 The Not-To-Do List – 3 Things to Avoid for a Cooperative and Connected Dog

EBD208 The Not-To-Do List - 3 Things to Avoid for a Cooperative and Connected Dog

There’s a lot of information floating around about what’s right and wrong for our dogs. While some of it is accurate, the rest could ultimately slow you down on that journey towards a brilliant partnership.

Kathy understands how easy it is to make mistakes that ultimately cost us down the road. So, in this episode of the Enlightened by Dogs podcast, she shares three things to avoid if you want to have a calm, cooperative, and connected dog.

Kathy explains why exercise isn’t the best cure for over-arousal and highlights the importance of sleep for both our dogs and us. She also grazes the topic of understanding our dogs and how it all starts with knowing their personality types.

In this episode:

  • Why sleep, not more exercise, is the remedy for an over-aroused dog
  • Kathy lists activities suited for each dog based on their personality type
  • Why it’s vital to truly understand your dog


“More sleep and less exercise, less enrichment, less arousal, always equals more calm and more cooperative behavior.”

“It’s your dog and their unique personality that determines what arousal level any particular activity is for them.”

“One thing I know to be true is that understanding your dog changes everything, and that leads to unconditional love and a trustworthy connection.”

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