Paws & Reflect


The Six Relationship Building Principles:

paws and reward get curious

Ask questions. Try to understand life from your canine’s perspective. This will allow for more empathy in the relationship.

paws and reward acceptance

If your dog is barking and lunging or growling and cowering they are having a hard time and they need your support not your feelings of shame, embarrassment, or punishment.

paws and reward communication

Our dogs are in a foreign country trying desperately to understand what we need and want from them. It's up to us to learn their language so we can have a dialogue instead of a one-way conversation.  

paws and reward support

Determine what you need from this relationship. Determine what your dog needs from this relationship. And make sure to balance and respect both parties desires.

paws and reward trust

As Dr. Susan Friedman would say if you’re going to make a withdrawal from the relationship trust account, make sure to deposit many more positive experiences to maintain a healthy balance. 

paws and reward celebrate

My favorite thing about positive reinforcement training is that this practice trains your eye to notice and reward the good choices your dog is making. A skill we can use on ourselves and our loved ones. 

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