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What is Dog Training?

What is Dog Training?

Dog "training" is not a 6 week class and then you are done "training" your dog. Dog "training" is not a quick fix for a behavioral problem. Dog "training" is not: How do I get my dog to be obedient to me and 100% listen to his commands no matter what? Dog training is a lifelong study in RELATIONSHIP. So what can I call myself? I am not a dog trainer. I am a student of dogs. I am a student of energy, life, and the natural order of the universe. I am on a quest to become the most...


Your Dog's Mental Health

Your Dog's Mental Health

Your Dog’s Mental Health Your dog’s mental health stands on many of the same pillars that yours does! Exercise, nutrition, and emotional connection are the top three that stand out in my mind. This is, of course, after a base foundation of shelter and general safety are established. If your home is a relatively safe place (free from emotional and physical threats like excessive yelling and corporal punishments), and your dog is provided with adequate shelter, then we can look at these other pillars to make sure your dog’s mental health will be stable and balanced.  Exercise To me, this...


Stop Asking Your Dog to Stay Calm, Start Asking for Energy!

Stop Asking Your Dog to Stay Calm, Start Asking for Energy!

Moving Well = Feeling Well Your dog only wants to know one thing: How much energy can I move with you? When your dog's prey or play drive is aroused, they need to MOVE. When your dog's fight or flight energy is activated, they need to MOVE. When your dog feels attracted to another dog, another person, or a novel situation or environment, you need to be the magnet for their energy. Asking your dog to sit for a cookie, to "look at me," or to lay down and maintain stillness does not satisfy the internal pull they feel to...


New Year, New Dog: January Challenge

New Year, New Dog: January Challenge

Are you ready for a January Challenge? This can transform your relationship with your dog! Follow this protocol as closely as you can and report back on the results. Create a video of one of these activities for chance to win a special prize! Please tag me in your videos and mention Canine Movement Lab to be eligible. 1. Hand Feed 50% of your dog's existential food. 2. Exercise outdoors at least 25 minutes per day.3. Training and engagement 5-10 minutes per day.4. Biological fulfillment 2-3 times per week. This could be a number of different things including sniffing and...


Introducing: Canine CORE Method

Introducing: Canine CORE Method

  Introducing: Canine CORE MethodWhen I first started training dogs, I was like a lot of other newbies, and only knew how to emulate my mentor. However, after working with hundreds of my own clients, I began to develop my own ideas, style, and method. I started calling my method Canine Core because it was based on the "core exercises" of Natural Dog Training. Core was also meant to refer to the dog's emotional core, which is the foundation for all behavior. Since then, I have refined and developed the somatic technologies that I use with dogs and people, and...