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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...


Train Your Dog for Two Minutes Per Day

Train Your Dog for Two Minutes Per Day

Have you ever felt overwhelmed with your dog's behavior, but didn't know where to start? Here's a simple solution: Take your dog's "existential food" and hand feed them every day for just a few minutes per day. This means, instead of feeding them out of bowl, you put their regular food in a pouch, bait bag, or even your pockets and simply feed them out of your hand. You can do this while on walks to get engagement and loose-leash walking, or if you have a fenced yard, your dog can follow you around the yard. Now, to incorporate training,...


Our Training Methods

Our Training Methods

Our Training Methods and Philosophy on Dogs A positive approach to Drive-Training (no e-collars or harsh corrections) We use the primal instincts built into the canine mind to channel his drive to the owner. Emotional and physical wellness through attention to the WHOLE dog: His nervous system, physical health, mental health, etc. (see Polyvagal Theory by Stephen Porges) Movement-Based Training: Behavior is movement, and a dog’s movement is dictated by his drive, therefore, if we engage their drive, we can modify their behavior. Relationship-Based Training: The owner is the answer to any stress the dog is facing Play-Based Training for...


Online Classes

Online Classes

We have a series of online classes coming up, which will be held on Zoom as a regular calls. So these webinars are interactive and we will leave time for questions! If you miss the live class, the recording will be made afterwards so you can join either way. To get all your questions answered, join our online community: Natural Dog Network. The schedule:   June 28th at 6pm Eastern: Canine Body Language     June 29th at 7pm Eastern: Calm Dog Happy Dog     July 6th at 6pm: Working with Shy Dogs