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4 tips to check your dog’s connection to your emotions
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4 tips to check your dog’s connection to your emotions

Here are four emotions that are good indicators to try with your dog to see how his or her behaviour is linked to you. I have chosen emotions that we typically try to deny, because they are uncomfortable.  If you are like me you might not always notice how you are feeling, but your dog…

HAPPINESS LEVELS OF GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN HAVE DROPPED DRASTICALLY IN A DECADE, NEW RESEARCH REVEALS
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HAPPINESS LEVELS OF GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN HAVE DROPPED DRASTICALLY IN A DECADE, NEW RESEARCH REVEALS

I have taken on a 30 day blogging challenge!  Encouraged by one of my friends, Susan who’s  a coach, and a book by Nikki Pilkington 30 Day Blogging Challenge. This is day 1, on ‘happiness’. ‘Happiness levels of girls and young women have dropped drastically in a decade, new research reveals’ is the headline of an article by…

Talk To Your Dog

Talk To Your Dog

I got a book out the library recently which I think others would enjoy.  Looking for ideas to stimulate my own writing,  I found Talk to Your Dog, How to Communicate with Your Pet by Susie Green, first published in 2005. I’m not sure the title is an accurate description of the contents but I…

Mental Health Awareness Week and our dogs

Mental Health Awareness Week and our dogs

Mental Health Awareness Week This week, in the UK, is Mental Health Awareness week. According to the Mental Health Foundation the week is about about raising awareness of mental health and mental health problems and inspiring action to promote the message of good mental health for all. This year the focus for the week is…

Why “Knowing Yourself” is important to your dog
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Why “Knowing Yourself” is important to your dog

This is a video of a discussion between myself and Leah Twitchell, of Canine Core Method, discussing why ‘knowing yourself’ is important to your dog.  We talk about how our dogs are affected by our emotions and how we can use that to learn about ourselves.

‘The Lost Feminine’ and ‘Heel-work to Music’
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‘The Lost Feminine’ and ‘Heel-work to Music’

The cluesSo what has heel-work to music got to do with the lost feminine?  What even is the lost feminine? Here’s my thoughts.I’ve moved house recently and I was unpacking boxes in the room that was to become my office. As I unpacked, a book fell off the shelf and landed at my feet. The…

Leo Connects….

Leo Connects….

The other day I was having a regular call with a friend of mine who is involved in the same line of work as me, but based in Belgium.  We first met on the Internet and enjoy regular chats about our ideas around therapy through our dogs.  It’s great to have an opportunity to share…

Thank you Logan
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Thank you Logan

 Dear LoganThanks for spending time with us.  You taught us many things.  And just so you know we were listening….Fences will NOT be seen as barriers, just challenges for jumping higherIf you have something to say, then make sure everyone can hear it – the trailhound wayIf you’re going to run, put your mind, body…

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