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Enlightened By Dogs: Living with Cooperation, Not Obedience

May 16, 2022

While the ultimate goal is to constantly be proactive, not reactive, when it comes to our dogs, the simple truth is that we’re only human. Stressful situations are part and parcel of everyday life, and we all succumb to them every now and then.

That’s why this episode of Enlightened by Dogs is all about various ways...

May 9, 2022

There’s a lot of information floating around about what’s right and wrong for our dogs. While some of it is accurate, the rest could ultimately slow you down on that journey towards a brilliant partnership.

Kathy understands how easy it is to make mistakes that ultimately cost us down the road. So, in this episode...

May 2, 2022

Behavior is communication. Since our dogs can’t tell us what they want or how they feel, they bark, growl, or pull away – especially when they feel unheard. And once a dog feels unheard, their behavior escalates from a whisper to a shout.

Since we want them to hear our whispers, it’s important that we learn to...

Apr 25, 2022

What’s causing the recent spike in reactivity among our dogs?

It’s easy to blame it all on the recent lockdown. After all, dogs everywhere were cooped up indoors without the opportunity to socialize and take in the world around them. While that’s one way to look at it, it’s not quite accurate, and Marika Bertram...

Apr 18, 2022

For all of us, the end game is to build trust between our dogs and us and eventually learn how to live a good life together.

But before we get to that point, it’s important to accept where we are in that journey. Of course, no one likes to struggle, but once you accept where you are, it’s a lot easier to transcend...