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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...


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...


Somatic Hound Podcast: Karishma Warr, Calm Canine Academy

Somatic Hound Podcast: Karishma Warr, Calm Canine Academy

The Somatic Hound Podcast is all about how to use somatic technology with your canine companion, helping you and your best doggie friend co-regulate and live a happy life together! I was honored to speak with Karishma Warr from Calm Canine Academy, all about biological fulfillment for your dog and how this affects their nervous system.     Subscribe on Spotify Support the show


When You Listen to Your Dog, Your Dog Listens to You

When You Listen to Your Dog, Your Dog Listens to You

  When you listen to your dog, your dog listens to you... But what does this actually mean? Your dog is like an outer manifestation of your nervous system. When you listen to your nervous system and practice good habits of self-care and self-regulation, your nervous system receives cues of safety. When you listen to your dog and respond to their need for connection and co-regulation, your dog receives cues of safety. Cues of safety calm the dog just like they calm your nervous system. Now we have a positive feedback loop. You are calm, your dog is calm, and...