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Handler Self-Care Part One: Your Oxygen Mask

Handler Self-Care Part One: Your Oxygen Mask

We all know the drill: you put on your own oxygen mask first, THEN you help others. But this doesn't just hold true in emergencies, we need to make this a practice in every day life! I've noticed that when I let myself get super stressed and run down, I'm not a very good caretaker to my animals. I end up walking around like a zombie and don't have energy to give them the time, attention, and exercise they deserve. So let's do something about that! Taking time for yourself should be a daily practice. Today I took time for...


Canine Core Photo Contest

Leah Twitchell

Canine Core Photo Contest

We are hosting another photo contest along with our partners at Dog In Neutral! You can submit your photos through August 22nd and invite your friends to vote. Winners will be featured in our 2019 Canine Core Calendar and also win a free copy! Voting is open to the public and the TOP winner will be granted FREE ADMISSION to our Canine Connection Workshop in October. Second place will win a free video consultation with Dog In Neutral and Canine Movement Lab. Third place will win a 6-foot Bayline leash from Canine Movement Lab. We want to see your dogs embracing their inner wildness and practicing Canine Core...


Online Learning Opportunities

Leah Twitchell

Online Learning Opportunities

Canine Core Basics We are very excited to be offering two new web-based learning opportunities. The first is our Canine Core Basics Class. The first session runs June 29th-July 1st. Because we are putting everything in a private Facebook group, you can catch up on the content whenever you like, even after the training is over. Canine Body Language Would you like a better understanding of canine body language? Whether you are a dog owner or just a dog lover, it's important to be able to read the subtle signs that a dog is showing you with their body. Posture, muscle tone, ears,...


Your Dog's Mouth is His Hand

Your Dog's Mouth is His Hand
All the things we do with our hands, your dog does with his mouth. We don't teach our children "grip inhibition," so why then do we insist on teaching puppies "bite inhibition"???

Canine Core at Planet Dog: New Session

Canine Core at Planet Dog: New Session

We filled up our first class at Planet Dog! For those on the waitlist, we just added another session which will run from June 5th through July 3rd, Tuesdays from 7-8pm. Once again, this class will give you the tools you need to start working with your dog's prey drive. Working with a dog's drive is the fastest way to create a harmonious relationship while also shaping obedience behaviors. Accessing a dog's drive can also help him to become more grounded and emotionally balanced--in some cases, it can even relieve the symptoms of trauma (reactivity). So please join us, Portland dog lovers! You...