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‘The Lost Feminine’ and ‘Heel-work to Music’
Hounds | Reflections

‘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…

Your Dog and Your Emotions
My dog as my therapist

Your Dog and Your Emotions

 ‘…….our dog is our canary in the mineshaft of emotion.’                                                                            from Kevin Behan, Your Dog Is Your MirrorI first started to notice the effect of my emotions on my dogs with my hamiltonstovare, Jack.  It started when I was driving. I used to be quite nervous when I was overtaking.   Jack would be curled up on the…

Hounds are intelligent, Hamiltonstovare unblocks drain
Hounds

Hounds are intelligent, Hamiltonstovare unblocks drain

Hounds are intelligent.  Lately I have had the opportunity to spend more time with the dogs, getting to know them better as individuals.  With my knowledge about Natural Dog Training I have been particularily keen to stay aware of my emotions in the interactions, to get a better understanding of how we are influencing each other. …

An event exploring buried emotion – helped by my dogs
Complimentary therapies | Reflections

An event exploring buried emotion – helped by my dogs

I have been following the Natural Dog Training methods for some weeks now.  Mostly pushing for food, to encourage the dogs to invest their energy in me.  Things have been going well and I have been enthusing about the process.  Then last week we had, what appeared at first, to be a set-back.After pushing for…

Hounds and Recall
Hounds | Natural Dog Training

Hounds and Recall

I first started getting interested in dog training 5 years ago when I brought home two hamiltonstovare puppies (Jack & Ben). I was particularly drawn to hounds despite (or maybe because?) of their independent nature. I had been warned by the breeder that the hamiltonstovare was a strong hunter and couldn’t be relied on off…

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