The Biggest Myth in Dog Training

The Biggest Myth in Dog Training

Is training really the best solution for a misbehaving dog? Or, is it the one thing that’s making the problem worse? There is a huge myth surrounding dog training. If you ask me, believing in this myth and assuming that training is the solution for a naughty dog or a dog who just won’t listen, […]

How To Make Your Dog Listen To You

What To Do When Your Dog Won't Listen

When your dog refuses to listen to you, it can be really frustrating. Sometimes, it can even feel like your dog isn’t listening to you on purpose, which makes you even more frustrated. However, dogs are not spiteful beings and they definitely don’t do things to ‘get back at you.’ Thankfully, I know just what […]

How to Walk WITH Your Dog

What If Walking With Your Dog Was Easy

What if walking with your dog was easy? What if you didn’t have to dread every walk you took together? It sounds like a dream come true, right? Well, that’s exactly what I’m going to teach you in this post. Don’t worry, there are no anti-pull contraptions or strict training measures required – All you […]

4 Reasons Why Your Dog Won’t Stop Barking

Understanding The 4 Barking Triggers

All dogs bark. It doesn’t matter if you have a tiny Yorkshire Terrier or a giant St. Bernard, every dog will bark. However, some dogs bark more than others. Excessive barking can sometimes drive you mad, especially when you don’t know why your dog is barking so much. Dogs bark for a wide variety of […]

Dog Behaving Badly? Turn Your Frustration into Fascination

Dog behaving badly? turn your frustration into fascination

When your dog is “behaving badly”, it’s so easy to let yourself get frustrated about it. Nobody wants to see their dogs get upset in any way. We want them to be happy and not show any signs of stress, anxiety, or fear. When our dogs are reactive or distracted, many of us immediately jump […]

Are You the Right Kind of Leader for Your Dog?

  How can you be the RIGHT kind of leader for your dog …without being punitive, and without having to be a non-stop treat or toy dispenser? One of the core philosophies of my work is that Dogs thrive when being guided by clear, consistent leadership that provides a framework to live by. There’s a […]

How to Help Dogs with Fear of Thunder and Fireworks

It’s that time of year. If you have a dog who is afraid of thunder and fireworks, you know just what I’m talking about. Panic, pacing, panting, drooling, running away. Those are some of the symptoms that tell you your dog doesn’t appreciate the beauty of mother nature’s storms or the city’s annual fireworks display. Should […]

The Holistic Toolkit for Dogs

Holistic Toolkit for Dogs online workshop with Kathy Kawalec

My First Dog: Max When I was a young woman, the first dog that I had the honor to share life with ‘on my own’ was Max, a black standard poodle. What an amazing dog he was. After he died at 11 years old, it took 2 full years before I could speak about him […]

How to Relieve Your Dog’s Itchy Skin Naturally

Scratch, scratch, scratch. Thump, thump, thump. Chew, chew, chew. Are those the sounds you hear from your dog as the indoor air gets drier and drier over the winter? I’ll do just about anything to help, won’t you? This year I have an senior that’s about 13, and she is soooo itchy! I’m not the only dog […]

Is Your Misbehaving Dog Begging for Help?

Remember the last time your dog ‘got distracted’, ‘blew you off’, or just  ‘didn’t listen’? • Maybe the last time your dog broke her stay? • How about when he left you to sniff the ground or pee on a post? • Wasn’t that just last week that she leapt right over the A-frame contact? […]