EBD218 Phoenix- The Hardest Dog That Taught Me the Most

Kathy has had the pleasure of building partnerships with all types of dogs. But sometimes, the most challenging relationships are the most rewarding.

Each dog she has spent time with has contributed to the way she lives and works. And Phoenix is certainly no exception.

In this Enlightened by Dogs episode, Kathy takes us back to the first moment she met the most challenging dog she’s ever known. Despite being controlling, excitable and highly sensitive, Phoenix was an incredible sheepdog and life partner. Kathy explains how the way Phoenix challenged her shaped her teaching and mindset forever.

In this episode:

  • Dealing with a highly sensitive dog
  • What makes a true partner
  • How one moment with Phoenix changed Kathy forever


“All my dogs are teachers and healers for me and for others.”

“She put me in that position to make note of all the elements that were the core of what makes it possible to have a brilliant partnership with your dog and a brilliant life.”

“Just because you can teach a dog 152 tricks, it doesn’t mean that you should.”

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