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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...


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...


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,...


Rescue Dog Rehab: Reactive to Rational

Leah Lykos

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Rescue Dog Rehab: Reactive to Rational

Sign Me Up! Kate Grimm and I will be going live on IG to talk all about how to transform your reactive dog into a rational dog. It can be a long process and there is no quick fix, of course, but we will discussing our successes with our own dogs and with client dogs. Join us! July 11th at 7:30 pm Follow Kate's IG: Sigh of Relief Pet Services And choose to get notifications! On stories, lives, and posts. That way you will be sure not to miss it. Follow us on IG: Canine Movement Lab (we will be...

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