If you’re an agility competitor you probably get a little bit (or very) high on the rush of running with your dog at an event. A lot of agility dogs seem to get high on it, too. This is actually what makes the game great; at it’s finest, it’s 30 seconds of sheer adrenaline for … More Is My Dog Ok?
My puppy Felix just had his first birthday not quite a month ago. He is learning all kinds of things; we train every day. A lot of dogs his age are running full courses and will be competing in just two short months. In two months, I hope we are on our way to learning … More The Pendulum of Puppy Training
Recently I heard this Sanskrit word, Santosha. It means contentment. It means to be in harmony with all of the things, good and bad, that make your circumstance. It is the practice of saying “and” rather than “but.” Of course, this made me think about dogs, dog training, and the often-difficult behavioral issues I help people … More Santosha
The Cognitive Canine is expanding to include fitness and conditioning courses from Dr. Leslie Eide. Leslie is a Certified Canine Rehab Therapist, doctor of veterinary medicine, and a certified FitPaws Master Trainer Instructor. She currently sees patients as the head of rehab at Animal Surgical Clinic of Seattle. Leslie has been teaching online conditioning and fitness classes … More Welcoming Leslie Eide DVM, CCRT
Last week I was listening to of my favorite podcasts, NPR’s Invisibilia, and the episode entitled “The Problem With the Solution” resonated so deeply with my life as a dog trainer that I knew I had to share it here. Go listen to it before you read this, if you’ve got the time. It’s worth your while, I … More Love the Dog, Not the Outcome