How a dog communicates fear and how to handle it

I’m amazed by how much I learn in a dog-training seminar that directly applies to canine aquatic fitness and canine massage. When I was first starting out, an industry insider told me that I had to make a choice: dog training or holistic therapy. I’m now glad that I didn’t make that choice – dog training knowledge can definitely enhance my water practitioner skills. Recently, I attended the Association of Pet Dog Trainers conference, where an entire day was dedicated …

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When The Spirit Has Left

The spirit has left its beautiful container – and now what do I do…Remaining present and fluid in your plans When I lost Kwinn, my 9 year old shepherd, to cancer – it took me totally by surprise. From the time we discovered the cancer until the time I lost her was about 6 hours. I was reeling in shock and disbelief and I couldn’t get my arms wrapped around this new reality in my life. There are many components …

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