Can you recognize when your dog is feeling overwhelmed or overstimulated? Do you know what to do when it happens?Stress signals are indicators dogs use when they are experiencing extremes of emotion and energy. They include: barking, jumping, whining, drooling, panting, pacing, rolling over, and escaping. Generally, they are the things that annoy or embarrass

Dogs possess expansive hearts, minds and spirits. They ex¬perience a full range of emotions, just as humans do. While each dog is unique, there exists a universal body language that ex¬presses certain ranges of feelings and needs; called calming sig¬nals.Calming signals are body gestures and postures that dogs of all species (including humans) use to

My best friends are a motley crew,Full of fur and tails and whiskersWith only one outfit to wearEvery day of their livesThey couldn’t be more different from me, Liking things I have no interest inWith favourite pastimes likeScreaming at passersbyChewing smelly bonesAnd toushie sniffingWith dreams of chasing squirrels And eating dead miceThey terrorize the neighbourhoodAnd

Shamanic dog training teaches that dogs are our brothers and sisters, inviting us to build our relationship on the universal language and natural laws of ayni (right relationship), munay (unconditional love), and killary (fluidity). AyniAyni, or right relationship, teaches that both parties must benefit equally, be considered equal and be cared for equally. Ayni is

A free mind is unencumbered by the gruesome fear of punishment or the compelling need for reward; it is relaxed and open, clear and strong. It does not become agitated when something unfamiliar or unknown arises. A mind motivated by the fear of punishment or the need for reward is not free. Rather, it is