Now, I know that I already do a weekly podcast (and more) to help my dog mom community … but I decided to do something more personal and more focused to facilitate a ‘fresh start’ … a new beginning for a happier life!
It needed to be something available to everyone in my community, not just my Brilliant Partners Academy members, and something that would make a difference right away, without a big learning curve or a lot of time.
So, I’m teaching this 2-hour live online workshop, and you are invited!!
“Beneath every behavior there is a feeling. And beneath each feeling is a need. And when we meet that need rather than focus on the behavior, we begin to deal with the cause, not the symptom.”
I’ll be teaching you about the 3 crucial needs that we need to meet for our dogs. These needs are just not taught, and yet are vital to a safe, cooperative and happy life with our dogs.
In our ‘WHY’ segment, I’ll deep dive into the most important need, the one that trust is just not possible without. And then in our ‘WHAT’ segment, we will dig deeply into two more needs that are MUST-HAVES so your dog can connect and cooperate easily with you.
As social mammals, humans and dogs are literally designed for connection and we want to activate the social engagement system that down-regulates the nervous system triggers to be reactive, fearful or shutdown.
I’m READY to work with you personally at the workshop and get you started with your partnership lifestyle.❤️
You’ll get the printable Understanding Your Reactive Dog workbook pdf and live interactive exercises where I’ll guide you to create your own personal ‘Partnership Quick Start Plan’ …
Plus: I’ll answer your questions and teach you EXACTLY what you need to know so that you can start enjoying life with YOUR dog right away.
Let me be clear: what I’ll teach you in this workshop is NOT some spin on the same old positive reinforcement dog training tactics that focus on treats, games and transactions so you get an obedient dog.
We’ll be exploring what it looks like to live in cooperation, how to be the leading co-regulator, how to understand the ROOT underlying causes of dogs behaving ‘badly’.
The thing is …
Behavior is Communication.
Our dogs can’t talk it out — so they ACT it out.
Misunderstandings and miscommunications lead to escalating communication attempts. (aka: big, and more difficult behavior – lunging, barking, anxiety, fearfulness, meltdowns, shutdowns…)
If my enlightened and contemporary, leading-edge social sciences approach to living in cooperative partnership with dogs resonates with you, then you will LOVE this workshop.
I've been building partnerships with my dogs for a lifetime. Puppies I've raised, adults I've rescued, dogs that no one wanted and dogs that were said to be 'untrainable' and hopeless.
Each and every dog was a blessing, and ALL of my dogs became amazing companions, world-class partners in dog sports like agility and herding, and the best teachers ever!
25+ years of working professionally with over 2800 dogs and their families in over 30 countries around the world has taught me sooooo much! I've put together the exact ingredients that create a trusting, loving, attentive and responsive relationship with a dog ... instead of one built on transactions, unable to stand up to ordinary challenges of modern life.
This brand new, fresh workshop is a culmination of everything I've learned about what makes a dog difficult, reactive, anxious ... and what nurtures trust, love and cooperation instead.
If you're committed to making this the year you build a partnership foundation with your dog, I am so eager to be your guide and help you get started! My mission is to help a million dog moms, so I hope you take advantage of the special tuition for this workshop - it's my birthday gift to you!!See you there!
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“My dream dog had become a nightmare, my life was in turmoil and my family was miserable. With our partnership foundation, life is liberating, joyful and totally works! Who knew?”
~Dee and Phalen
“I thought: I’ve tried everything, training classes, behavior sessions, reactive dog classes, I have nothing to lose. 10 months later, we all enjoying our Brilliant Partners lifestyle and I’m so proud of my 3 fur kids!”
~Bettina, with Murphy, Mary and Bear
"After being kicked out of obedience class, I found Kathy Kawalec. Instead of focusing on obedience and training, we breathed a sigh of relief and began focusing on appreciating each other and observing and listening to each other. Life since is a daily delight with my girl!”
~Jane and Skye