How Gratitude Can Accelerate Your Dog Training Goals

  In Part 1, I shared 5 tips for using gratitude to create a better relationship with your dog and reach your dreams. Now, in Part 2, I’ll share some advanced gratitude strategies to accelerate your progress! Gratitude and Goals in Harmony … While it seems that being grateful for who we are and what […]

To Shave or Not to Shave? What’s Best for Your Dog?

Should I shave my dog this year? That’s a question many lovers of dogs face each summer. We do want to keep our dogs cool, but what to do? This is part 3 in my series of Keeping Your Dog Safe This Summer. If you missed part 1, How to Help Dogs with Fear of […]

Avoid This Hidden Danger That Can Quickly Kill Your Dog

  Summer is a perfect time for fun outdoor play with your dog. But too many families have lost their dogs because they didn’t know to watch for this potentially fatal hidden danger. This part 2 in my series of Keeping Your Dog Safe This Summer. If you missed part 1, How to Help Dogs […]

Do You Say This to Your Dog?

Dog rearing and child raising have similarities

I’m pretty sure that when I say that I can relate the child raising struggles my young niece has to the struggles I have with my dogs, that she politely waits until my back is turned and then rolls her eyes. But, it’s true. I can’t help but see the parallels between child raising and […]

Dog Training Partnership that Rocks!

The Foundation Formula - Kathy Kawalec's Dogs

I just have a quick announcement for you today.  A new video of me and my dogs. As I put this quick video together today, I am reminded of how much I LOVE the partnerships I have with each of my dogs. My heart fills with gratitude and love just thinking about it. You can […]

One of my most painful mistakes and what I learned

Kathy Kawalec's Haley

If you’re anything like me and most of my students and clients, your dog is a core part of your life…and you do, or would like to do, lots of fun things with your dog. You dream of enjoying the benefits of having a happy, friendly dog in your life…a dog that you can take […]

Dogs inspire us to make the world a better place

Kathy and Luc share a hug

This day seems so perfect for reflecting on how we have been influenced and inspired. By people and by our dogs and other animal companions. And, it seems perfect to share my own dream with you too. One of the people who most inspires me with his courage, and his peaceful yet persistent and passionate […]