An Inspiring Conversation With a Friend

An Inspiring Conversation With a Friend

It’s both the privilege and responsibility to fill into our capacities and potentialities. Every dog’s wellbeing is our most important responsibilty. We have the unique privilege to continue supporting the lives of dogs, even during times of such despair and...
A Sense of Calm

A Sense of Calm

I feel there is a sense of calm amidst the strange, but necessary event that we are all faced with. A sense of peacefulness, stillness, and silence surrounds us all, if we just stop to breathe. It’s like humankind is experiencing a re-birth, and we’re in the few short...
An Opportunity to Practice Our Core Values

An Opportunity to Practice Our Core Values

During this sensitive and fluid time, we find ourselves being challenged most by our company’s core values. As an Enrichment Center, we are steadfast in providing optimal conditions to enrich the emotional, mental, physical, nutritional, intuitive, and behavioral...
Learning from Street Dogs

Learning from Street Dogs

Last week, I spent 7 days in Guatemala with two of our students from the Canine Enrichment Academy (CEA). I’ve been documenting street dogs, free-roaming dogs, and village dogs in developing countries for two decades now, and the idea of hosting a Street Dog Retreat...
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. I know you’ve been told your dog needs socialization. You’ve read this all over the internet and it’s in every “how to train a dog“ book. But, what if we re-framed the “need” to say,...
Living Harmoniously with Restriction

Living Harmoniously with Restriction

“It is health that is the real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” – Mahatma Gandhi During lunch, I was speaking with Brandee and our team about the different spheres of Canine Enrichment. Brandee is particularly keen and interested in exploring “food...