It's been nearly a year since I published the Anchor the Dog™ course online....
As much as we LOVE our dogs and the amazing work they do in the FEMA system (and for search and rescue in general!) they are a small part of the whole process.
We are proud to share our Center’s video that commemorates the 20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001, and inspired the incredible work that we do every day.
- from the last newsletter message, build on your learning - how do you think the pup on the right feels about this new possible love- what does he say with his eyes? .....and his licking.... and this is much more subtle but look how he's also leaning away a bit too.
He's really not sure about this, is he? His gal is being a little too pushy-
Harmony is all about creating calmness
Where there is calm there is harmony.
I know you're probably thinking "I get that-.... but how?- my dog is wild :) ! "
Here's where the "here's how" part comes in :)
One super simple concept can change your dog's energy level tremendously- and quickly.
I always say- this is the EASIEST training you'll ever not do with your dog.
Simply sit with your dog-
Anchor the Dog™
There's a little more to it than that of course- but in a nutshell that's the idea-
Sit quietly with your dog
Let nothing happen
Let calmness start to wash over your dog
With repetition, your dog will start to become calmer on his own- he will learn to shut himself off and relax.
This idea is one of our key foundation behavioral concepts.
In-person, we teach to everyone!
We also have a mini-course program for it too online if you'd like to know more about it. It's short, simple and to the point- and you start working on it right away.
We know you will love it if you give it a try because you will see the changes and your dog will feel them too:)
Think about how nice it would be to have a calmer dog when company comes over...
...or when you stop to talk to someone and your dog doesn't go bananas...
...or when the doorbell rings, or knocks, or any of those quirky sounds that make your dog go wild...
Use this special coupon code. 25ONLINE and save 25%
as a special Valentine's offer to help you create calmness and harmony for your pup
Learn Online - See what's new
you will be amazed by the results you see and how easy it is.
(even WE were amazed!)
All our online courses have a
We hope you'll "STAY! " with us-
We're going to share some neat things every week (or close to thereabouts) Thing's we know you'll like. Not much to read, we'll keep it quick and simple just great pics to look n learn-
learn on line with us! All our courses carry a 30-day money back guarantee-
See how easy onine learing can be!
Play with a Purpose!
take it on the road- have fun while your pup learns while playing!
We've been keeping our Mixed Topic Group Classes out and about in the community to keep a good COVID distance for everyone's safety-
Here's some new ideas we're taking on the road with us for 2021 group classes- (check the schedule for more info and dates)
We wanted to share these with you so you can use them too!
Even if you aren't part of our Mixed Topic Groups- you and your dog (especially your dog!) will love these out and about activities to enhance learning and keep that dog brain stimulated-
Enhanced Learning Ideas for on the GO!
Clicker Concepts- click it while you're out and about
Paws On - Muscle core strength building
Target Touch- hand, objects, use nose, and paw
Hoola hoop Games- go through it, sit in it, hold it
Get To IT! - go to towel marker- place targeting
and my personal favorites!
Play with a PURPOSE!
Get it Game- Find a treat
Learn Online - See what's new
ALL our online courses have a:
Chances are you've heard us say the phrase "pack leadership" more than once to you. Now, what exactly does that mean?
Do you really want me to pretend to eat out of my dog's bowl?! There are some very insignificant gestures and rituals that may seem trivial or a nuisance to us humans, but are HUGE to our furry companions. Although Fido is a distant relative to wolves, he still has primal pack instincts.
When we have clients come to us with behavioral concerns about their dog, we always address the "why". More often than not, it all comes down to how Fido views you in the pack heirarchy. Once we guide you how to change how he views your status, then we can address the behavior.
By NO means do we want you to "alpha role" your dog- that is highly inadvisable. We want Fido to happily defer to you and respect your decisions