Dogs Need Connection not Socialization

Dogs Need Connection not Socialization

For years, I’ve found myself in conflict with our claim that dogs need socialization. A dog is hungry, he needs food.A dog is thirsty, he needs water.A dog is social, he needs connection. Imagine you are at the grocery store, waiting at the checkout line. The person...
Getting Your Team on the Same Page

Getting Your Team on the Same Page

On a recent call with a member of the Canine Enrichment Academy, I was coaching a small dog daycare staff who is making huge strides in transitioning to an enrichment model of care. I shared that there is one “BIG thing” that will either crush them or pave their way...

A Tree, A Flower, A Dog

I’m returning from quite a journey, having spent the last three weeks in England – and part of it in Italy. We were there for the Christmas holiday and New Year’s. But, that’s not the journey I’m talking about. It’s the journey no person, place, or thing can...
What does “to love” mean?

What does “to love” mean?

Stay with me here… This question has so much to do with how we show up in the world with dogs that we think about and talk about. What does it even mean to love another being, whether you’re thinking of a human, like your spouse, partner, child, dear friend; or...