Enlightened by Dogs Podcast

EBD298 True Story: Reactive Dogs Become Remarkable Partners

In this inspiring podcast replay, Kathy interviews Ros about her transformative experience with her two Hungarian Vizslas, Phoebe and Myrtle. Ros discusses the initial challenges of their reactivity and her subsequent journey to understanding and connecting with them in a way that led to an enjoyable life together. 

The episode highlights the pivotal role of a dog mom’s mindset in influencing dog behavior, the importance of addressing the underlying causes of reactivity, and the effectiveness of the ‘Safe, Calm, and Happy’ approach. It showcases the significant behavioral transformation possible through partnership-based methods. 

Listen to the full interview for insights into this life-changing journey!

Key takeaways:

  • The critical impact of a dog mom’s emotional state and mindset on her dog’s behavior.
  • Addressing the root causes of a dog’s reactivity, rather than just the symptoms, leads to more effective results.
  • ‘Safe, Calm, and Happy’ protocol’s role in managing and transforming a dog’s behavior.
  • Value of supportive community and structured guidance in navigating challenges with reactive dogs.
  • Potential for substantial behavioral improvement and enhanced life quality for both dogs and dog moms through dedicated partnership training.


Become a calm and confident Dog Mom with a cooperative, happy dog … without obedience training, relying on treats or arousing games, or corrections of any type.

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