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Welcoming a New Dog Into Your Home

Leah Lykos

Welcoming a New Dog Into Your Home

Are you bringing home a new dog? Here are few helpful tips to remember:  Have a cozy crate set up in a quiet area of the home. This is especially helpful for puppies and rescues. If they become stressed, they can retreat to the crate. If you’re bringing home a second dog, take the dogs for a walk together, and walk head-to-tail to let them sniff each other. A head-to-head introduction can be stressful, especially indoors! The best way to walk them is if one dog sniffs the other dog’s backside. Doing that gives them a lot of biological information....


We Are Moving!

Leah Lykos

We Are Moving!

Canine Movement Lab is moving to Flagstaff, AZ We are sad to leave our fluffy friends in Maine! But it's time to make a change, so we are moving on to new adventures... If you are local to Maine, please stay tuned for more virtual course offerings. I recently became certified in Canine Resistance Training and will be developing a virtual coaching program. If you would like to book an appointment before I go, for training or nail trimming, please text 207-939-6210 ASAP, I'm working till April 24th. We will be on the road from May 1st, to May 7th....


Book Club Starts in February

Leah Lykos

Book Club Starts in February

  Book Club is starting in February! Join us in our Mighty Network to take part.   Here's a list of books we will read together in our book club, with Zoom call dates:   THIS LIST IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE   Waking the Tiger: Feb 20th and March 20th The Genius of Dogs: April 17th and May 22nd The First Domestication: June 20th and July 18th Pukka's Promise: August and September In an Unspoken Voice: October and November Dog Language: December and January, 2022 The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: February and March, 2022 How Dogs Work: April and May, 2022...


The Somatic Hound Online Course

The Somatic Hound Online Course

Coming Soon! New online course is coming out in March. I will create an official course description soon, but in the meantime... This online, deep-dive into somatic technology will transform your relationship with your dog and yourself.The first module is five weeks long and focuses on YOU becoming more embodied. This is crucial to your relationship with your dog. The following modules will detail our dog training techniques which are based in trust, connection, and emotional resonance. Please join our Mighty Network, as this will keep you up to date on the latest course offerings. This is also where we...


Canine Body Language

Canine Body Language

Did you know that the most important thing about being a dog owner is being able to read their body language?  You can talk to your dog all day long, but do you also know how to listen? It seems many people do not. I have created this slideshow to give you some insight into your dog's only language: Body Language!!!