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A Positive Feedback Loop

A Positive Feedback Loop

I know this method can seem amorphous at times, and we'd like for there to be "steps" or a sort of recipe for success. Since we approach our canines holistically, and treat every dog as an individual, it's not so easy to break it down into a repeatable pattern. Therefore, I created a template to help those of us who prefer structure and a sort of dog training to-do list. The first step is always to observe what's happening with your dog. Take the time to look at what is actually going on: their body language, their state of "mind."...


Crates and Kennels

Leah Twitchell

Crates and Kennels

Every dog needs a den! In our opinion, giving your dog a den is doing them a necessary kindness. These crates will give your dog a place to chill, decompress, and restore balance to their nervous system. It also keeps young puppies safe and out of trouble. If you need help crate-training your puppy, you can start with this article or contact us. And here are the recommendations for crates that we have for you:  We are now an affiliate partner of Impact Crates! You can get 10% off your first order with our customer code: CANINEMOVEMENTLAB when you use our affiliate link: www.impactcrates.com.   We also personally...


Am I A Dog Trainer?

Leah Twitchell

Tags Canine Core Method, dog training, dogs, Holistic Dog Training

Am I A Dog Trainer?

I always hesitate to call myself a dog "trainer." What's that all about? Well, it's my gut feeling that dogs don't really need training, what they need is relationship. Once the dog has a strong relationship with his human counterpart, the training isn't really training at all, it's teamwork! See, dogs naturally want to please us, be in connection with us, and work in sync with us. It's selfish and self-less all at the same time. When we do well, they do well and vice-versa (the whole hunting thing). So let's help them help us. First off, relationships are all...


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...