Do you understand the world your dog lives in?
“The key to being able to provide dogs with enhanced freedom is to understand how they sense the world. What the world looks, smells, feels, taste, and sounds like to them”
This quote emphasizes the importance of understanding a dog’s sensory experiences in order to provide them with enhanced freedom. Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce, authors of “Unleashing Your Dog,” highlight the idea that to truly cater to a dog’s well-being and happiness, one must comprehend how they perceive and interact with the world.
Dogs rely on their senses to navigate and make sense of their environment. By understanding how the world appears, smells, feels, tastes, and sounds to them, owners can create an environment that aligns with their natural instincts and preferences. This knowledge enables owners to enhance their dogs’ freedom by allowing them to engage with their surroundings in a way that is fulfilling and enriching.
Essentially, the quote suggests that a deeper understanding of a dog’s sensory world is fundamental to fostering a strong bond and providing an environment that promotes their physical and mental well-being. This knowledge allows for a more empathetic and considerate approach to meeting the needs of our canine companions, ultimately enhancing their freedom and overall quality of life.
Yoga with your dog will be starting Janurary 2nd online and taught by Sam from Om Ananda yoga with me. This class will help train your mind body to ground and your dog to connect with you. We will use yogic breathing techniques to help stay centered, calmed and focused. This will help us create more clear and calm communication with our dogs. We will also explore yoga poses that will help us stay grounded and get our dogs used to listening to our instructions while we are moving. This is about finding play and connection with our dogs.