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Thinking Outside the Box: Handler Self-Care, Part Two

Leah Twitchell

Thinking Outside the Box: Handler Self-Care, Part Two
When we are feeling stressed, we are much more likely to become "activated" by our emotional baggage, which usually means: not acting as our best selves but instead re-enacting old patterns (surviving, not thriving).

Puppy Classes Starting in January

Leah Twitchell

Tags Canine Core Method, Classes, dog training, Holistic Healing

Puppy Classes Starting in January
Puppies are pure joy, emotionally open to the world and ready to learn! Let’s set them up for success by giving them the foundations for natural obedience. In this class, you will be hand-feeding your puppy so that every behavior we ask of them is shaped with food.

A Positive Feedback Loop

A Positive Feedback Loop
The first step is always to observe what's happening with your dog. Take the time to look at what is actually going on: their body language, their state of "mind." After you've reflected on your observations, maybe even written them down, it's time to acknowledge and accept what's going on.

Crates and Kennels

Leah Twitchell

Crates and Kennels

Every dog needs a den! In our opinion, giving your dog a den is doing them a necessary kindness. These crates will give your dog a place to chill, decompress, and restore balance to their nervous system. It also keeps young puppies safe and out of trouble. If you need help crate-training your puppy, you can start with this article or contact us. And here are the recommendations for crates that we have for you:  We are now an affiliate partner of Impact Crates! You can get 10% off your first order with our customer code: CANINEMOVEMENTLAB when you use our affiliate link: www.impactcrates.com.   We also personally...


Am I A Dog Trainer?

Leah Twitchell

Tags Canine Core Method, dog training, dogs, Holistic Dog Training

Am I A Dog Trainer?
I always hesitate to call myself a dog "trainer." What's that all about? Well, it's my gut feeling that dogs don't really need training, what they need is relationship. Once the dog has a strong relationship with his human counterpart, the training isn't really training at all, it's teamwork! See, dogs naturally want to please us, be in connection with us, and work in sync with us. It's selfish and self-less all at the same time. When we do well, they do well and vice-versa (the whole hunting thing).