Grace Henke is a reactive and fearful dog training expert and the founder of Mensa Mutts. She helps dog owners to live a fuller life with a calmer, more relaxed, and well-behaved dog: https://mensa-mutts.com/
A while back my husband and I watched this movie from Seth Rogen “An American Pickle,” it’s an interesting movie. One of the scenes that really made me think was when “old Seth” woke up 100 years later, being homeless, he went back to what he did the best:
You know sometimes the session just does not go as planned, and the dog just “made me look bad”, lol. Once upon a time, one of my virtual program clients traveled to me all the way from Sacramento to have an “in-person” session with me.
“Your work with Harvey was life changing, and we feel that you are a true friend.” - Nick M. The other day I was being interviewed on a podcast, and the host asked me a question about what are other trainers' biggest misconceptions in their practice.
My husband and I watch this show called “Botched”, about 2 plastic surgeons fixing people who were “botched” by theprevious plastic surgeries gone bad.
Throughout the years of observing how dog owners live with their dogs day in and day out, and coaching dog owners communicating better with their dogs, I have found a lot of dog owners seeing crates as a potty training tool only.
When my daughter was around 7 month old, my husband and I jumped on a call with Dr. C, a psychologist who specializes in sleep training the babies. While I was listening to her teaching us how to sleep train our daughter, I cannot stop comparing it to my dog training methodologies and some specific training homework. I will surely talk about this even more in the future because it’s just so profound.
I bet one of your dog’s favorite interactions with you is getting their belly rubbed. It’s a submissive and vulnerable behavior for them to ask for some love from you, and it’s also a great opportunity for you to be purposeful while you are giving the belly rubs, and help the dogs to overcome some challenges they might have - such as being uncomfortable while being touched by the vet, or not willing to have their paws to be touched for examining or nail trimming.