My dog as my therapist

Posts where my dogs have taught me something about myself

Interview with Leah Shamos Twitchell of Canine Movement Lab
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Interview with Leah Shamos Twitchell of Canine Movement Lab

Leah Shamos Twitchell asks Joanne Frame why knowing yourself is important for your dog.  They discuss how our dogs are connected to our emotions and feelings in ways that we don’t always notice. Joanne and Leah talk about their own experiences and what they have learnt about themselves from their dogs.

Feature article about Anubis Therapy in Psychologies Magazine

Feature article about Anubis Therapy in Psychologies Magazine

  in a previous blog post I wrote about the difficulty of being a pioneer.   I mentioned a feature article coming up in Psychologies Magazine.   I had been invited to give Suzy Walker, editor-in-chief of  the magazine, an Anubis session with her canine companion Oscar.  The resulting article has just been published this month.  The…

If only he could talk….Feature article from Psychologies Magazine
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If only he could talk….Feature article from Psychologies Magazine

A new theory suggests that a dog’s behaviour reflects its owner’s emotional state.  Editor-in-Chief Suzy Walker tries to decode pet Oscar’s conduct to learn more about herself. Oscar, my cute cocker spaniel is barking and scratching to be let into my boss’ office, where I’m having a meeting. I am very lucky that the company…

Anubis Therapy Pioneer

Anubis Therapy Pioneer

Problems of Being a Pioneer I am pioneering a new approach for self-development.  With Anubis Therapy I am working with our relationship with our dogs. When you work with me I provide a safe space for you to discuss the problems, feelings, concerns that you have about your dog, or dogs. My approach can lead…

Dogs and counselling.  Are dogs replacing counsellors?
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Dogs and counselling. Are dogs replacing counsellors?

Here’s an interesting coincidence about dogs and counselling which I’m having a little fun with and would love to hear your thoughts on! I have been using Google Trends this week.  Google Trends allows you to look at usage of particular search terms across the internet, and see how they are changing. I decided to…

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…

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.

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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