Day 15: When it Comes to Dogs, Cats Run the Show

I mentioned in a previous post about Trace’s “encounter” with the cat outside. Well today he faced the same cat. He didn’t have that jolt of his physical center of gravity, though, he was still a bit curious. Our initial meeting between Trace and the kitty allowed us to establish a new charge for him…

Day 11: A Matter of Terminology

Here’s an analogy for the day: sensual is to (electro)magnetic as pressure is to (electro)static. Simply put, when our dogs become magnetic, especially with us and other dogs who are also magnetic, they become sensual, or supple. Their shoulders are soft and they become loosy-goosy. This is what flow looks like. On the flip side, when dogs become static they…

Immediate feeling from my heart…

There’s a saying out there I often use both in my practice and personally: “when people show you who they are, believe them.” So that got me thinking and feeling, “when your dog shows you who you are, believe him.” Blessings. Scott

A Journey With Trace

I made a quick video with Trace last evening during a training session. I now realize I need to invest in either 1) a stationary camera I can set up with a tripod or have my wife hold it or 2) get one of those cameras you can mount on a hat or helmet. I mention the…

You gotta start somewhere…

First off, my writing may take some getting used to: I can ramble and I can be wordy. Graduate school got too far away from me. Oh well, I’ll get better at it, no worries… So here I am, having just turned 28 at the beginning of the month and I ask myself “where am…