Day 7: Coming Alive

I’m starting to get some flow out of these dogs today. I’ll begin with Trace. He’s jumping up making contact and taking food. Then we repeat that to get a flow pattern going and he’s focusing on me. By leaving the ground and overcoming the resistance I bring by taking the food he is in…

Day 6: A New Understanding

I’ve just got a short, simple response for this day. It is really starting to come together for me in my mind about how all of this works. Of course, I’ve learned how things happen through animal magnetism but all of that is encompassed by a universal system of flow. Even, if there isn’t flow,…

Day 5: Giving Credit Where it is Due

Part 1 I must say, the weather here so far has been wonderful: 70s/80s, mostly sunny, a little cloudiness here and there, and today we had some overcast and a little rain but that wasn’t too bad. Today there was a couple that came in with their dog and Kevin worked some sit-down-stay on the…

Day 4: Going Just a Little Farther

Part 1 We started the day with Bella on the trail. We pushed the limits a bit with hide-and-seek by hiding off the trail down-wind. I’d wait and wait and soon enough here’s the girl tracking my steps into the woods. We did another round of that where I was pretty deep into the trees….

Day 3: The Trail Ahead

Part 1 We started the day off with a nice breakfast and some table-talk about this idea of returning to a default, while at the same time being able to be flexible with the flow of a pathway. An animal’s default, both human and dog included, might be another way of saying comfort zone. We’ve…

Day 2: Arrival

Turns out, Trace is pretty much fine. He saw a vet this morning and they found some upper respiratory problems. I feared the¬†worst: heartworm (he had all the symptoms). Luckily, that came back negative. This whole ordeal just feels like an overreaction on my part, but it got me to understand, however neurotic we may…

Day 1: Expectations

As I drove from Greencastle to Buffalo I had plenty of time to think about what I expect out of this trip. I came to the idea that I choose not to expect anything in particular. Sure, I want to learn and I hope to address some of the things going on in my dogs’…

Greencastle to Newfane

The day finally arrives tomorrow as I depart to Vermont. Stay tuned daily as I blog my way through this experience!