Are You Truly Hearing Your Dog?
“We are culturally conditioned to believe that dogs are not capable of (or willing to be) loving, playful, well-behaved companions and partners without being paid to do so. And that is simply not true.” ~Kathy Kawalec There are five key pillars that all social animals need to connect and thrive. These five elements help […]
How to Build Your Connection with Your Dog
Did you know that both you and your dog are wired for connection? It’s almost as though your relationship with your dog was written in the stars! However, there are things you could be doing that consciously or unconsciously disconnect you from your dog. The things that weaken your connection with your dog can lead […]
How You and Your Dog Can Become Resilient Partners
Are you and your dog resilient? Building resilience is so important to create a strong partnership with your dog. Yet, not many people talk about the power of resilience within the dog community. Being resilient gives you the ability to adapt quickly and come back stronger when things don’t go as planned. However, it’s important […]
Top Tips to Help Dog Moms Reframe Their Thoughts
Don’t you hate it when other people get involved with you and your dog’s way of life? Or worse, when disrespectful dog people don’t follow the rules and cause a dramatic event to happen with your dog? It’s so frustrating when things happen that are out of your control. But, the one thing that you […]
How to Build a Dog’s Trust in You to Keep Them Safe
If your dog has experienced a traumatic event or has PTSD from such an event, supporting and making your dog feel safe is so important. As dog moms (and human beings), we hate to see a dog in any pain or emotional distress. If we could protect all of the dogs in the world […]
If Traditional Dog Training Isn’t The Answer, What Is?
Do you have a dog who just won’t listen to you? Maybe your dog barks in the yard, pulls on the leash, or lunges towards everything (and everyone) they see. The bottom line is that whenever you need your dog to do something, they don’t. It’s frustrating when your dog won’t listen to you but…have […]
Why Your Reactive or Anxious Dog Doesn’t Trust You
If you have a dog that tends to be reactive to certain triggers (e.g. the postman, other dogs, the neighbors’ tabby cat, etc.) it can be really disheartening, frustrating and make you feel like your dog doesn’t trust you to keep them safe. You may be trying your best to support your dog and yet, […]