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Enlightened By Dogs with Kathy Kawalec

Feb 24, 2020

Do you have a reactive or anxious dog?

If your dog is reactive to triggers like other dogs, it can be really frustrating for both you and your dog. Your dog may feel fearful, worried or anxious about a certain situation, while you’re trying your best to support and help them. Yet, nothing you try is working and it...


Feb 17, 2020

How can you train an “untrainable” dog?

Do such dogs even exist? When Kathy met Maya, a six-month old border collie with a sweet temperament, she had already been re-homed three times and Kathy was her fourth. Each owner said the same thing as the last. Maya was out of control. She was “untrainable.”

Poor Maya...


Feb 10, 2020

Some of our most important life lessons come from our hardest dogs.

We all have high and low points with our dogs and Kathy is no exception. Like the rest of us, Kathy has had her fair share of challenges and struggles throughout the years. But, instead of looking at them as ‘mistakes,’ or ‘failures,’ – she...


Feb 3, 2020

Do you have a transactional or a relational lifestyle with your dog…and which is better?

Dogs are socially intelligent beings and show human-like social cognition in a variety of ways. You can (and should) use that intelligence to form cooperative partnerships as a lifestyle with your dog.

We have more in common with...


Jan 27, 2020

Have you ever wondered what your dog is trying to tell you?

Here’s a hint - since your dog can’t talk it out, they act it out. Dogs use body language like ear and eye position, body posture, facial expressions, and movement, to communicate with you. But, do you know how to listen to your dog?

Just because dogs...