Easier Movement, Happier Dogs

Mary Debono

Are you or your dog dealing with aging, injury, arthritis or anxiety? Do you want more flexibility, balance and confidence? Do you value self-awareness, curiosity and kindness? You’re in the right place! In this podcast, we’ll cover an array of connected topics. We’ll discuss how to improve your body awareness, flexibility and balance so you can help you enhance your dog's mobility and quality of life at any age. We’ll explore how anxiety and tension affect dogs as well as humans, and what you can do to promote relaxation and confidence in you and your dog. Since your thoughts affect not only you, but your dog as well, we’ll delve into emotional awareness, mindset and intuition. Join Feldenkrais® teacher, international clinician and bestselling author Mary Debono each Tuesday as she brings you more than 30 years of experience helping improve the mobility, comfort and well-being of dogs and their people. If you'd like to learn simple, powerful body/mind strategies to help you and your dog feel more connected, flexible and balanced at any age, this show is for you! read less
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How a Dog with Spinal Arthritis Became Young Again
3d ago
How a Dog with Spinal Arthritis Became Young Again
💥Grab your FREE video training! https://www.marydebono.com/lovedog 💥Have you ever wanted to turn back the clock and help your dog feel and move like a younger dog? In this episode, Mary shares a story about a dog named Cassie who was diagnosed with severe spinal arthritis. Despite trying medication and several alternative therapies, Cassie's condition kept worsening. Mary used a very different approach with the dog. Instead of focusing on what was wrong, Mary helped the dog feel where the movement was EASY and then built on that. She helped Cassie generalize the feelings of ease and harmony throughout her body.This allowed her brain to better coordinate her movements, reducing strain on the arthritic areas and allowing for freer, more comfortable movement overall. In addition, the gentle hands-on work that Mary is describing can improve dogs' quality of life and strengthen the bond between the dogs and their people. Mary is now offering a FREE video training where you can learn ONE of the techniques that has helped Cassie and so many other dogs.  You can grab that free training at  https://www.marydebono.com/lovedog 💥Resources:Show notes for this episode: https://www.marydebono.com/blog/d8💥Grab your FREE video training! https://www.marydebono.com/lovedog 💥Join our free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DogHealthAndVitalityGet Mary’s bestselling, award-winning book, “Grow Young with Your Dog,” for a super low price. Demonstration videos are included at no extra cost.
A Better Story Makes a Better Dog
Sep 20 2022
A Better Story Makes a Better Dog
Do you have limiting beliefs about yourself? Maybe you think that you’re lacking in confidence, that you’ll never have money, that your best days are behind you, or some other belief that prevents you from living life to the fullest. You may also have limiting beliefs that you’re not aware of. Those are hidden in your unconscious and yet they’re running continuously in the background of your mind, like a computer’s operating system. And they’re interfering with your enjoyment of life. You can also have limiting beliefs about your dog. And they can negatively impact your dog's life, as well as your own.For example, you may believe that terriers are difficult to train, that your dog is uncoordinated, dominant, not smart, or some other thing. When I was a kid, my dad and I trained our family dog, who was a Norwegian elkhound named Zeus. We thought it would be fun to compete with Zeus in obedience trials. My dad was told by countless professionals that you can’t train a Norwegian elkhound. They were “untrainable” for obedience. They also told my dad that Zeus “would never, ever jump.” Jumping over obstacles was a part of the obedience competition, so that would be a problem.Fortunately, my dad didn’t listen to those well-meaning professionals. He decided to listen to his own dog instead, To Zeus.Did Zeus want to learn the activities required in the obedience ring? Did he want to jump over obstacles? Did he want to use his nose to sort through a pile of objects, select the one my dad had touched and then happily bring it back? Zeus replied, “Yes, yes, and yes!” My dad, who was well aware of the power of thoughts, didn’t fall prey to those limiting beliefs about Norwegian elkhounds. He made a conscious choice to listen to his own dog instead. You can do that too.In this episode, I explain how you can get started noticing your limiting beliefs. And how you can start replacing them with thoughts that elevate your life and your dog’s life.FREE ResourcesPodcast show notes for this episode: https://www.marydebono.com/blog/d4Grab your FREE canine video masterclass today!https://www.marydebono.com/dogJoin our free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DogHealthAndVitalityGet Mary’s bestselling, award-winning book, “Grow Young with Your Dog,” for a super low price. Demonstration videos are included at no extra cost!
3 Easy Ways to Help Your Dog Feel Better Right Now
Sep 13 2022
3 Easy Ways to Help Your Dog Feel Better Right Now
In this episode, you’ll learn three simple things that can help your dog feel better right away. All three things are easy to fit into your day, no matter how busy you are. These non-habitual movements can improve your dog’s body awareness, which may enhance mobility, balance, and coordination. They’ll also help deepen and strengthen your bond with your dog. These three simple, hands-on “moves” also encourage you to take a breath, take a break from your routine and simply LISTEN to your dog. When you do that, you and your dog will be more tuned in to each other. You’ll communicate on a deeper level. You’ll also find that they can reduce stress for you and your dog. Want to know another benefit? They can really brighten your dog’s day. And your own! After all, a happy, healthy life consists of a series of small steps that you take daily. These small steps can add up to greater health, vitality, and love for you and your dog. Links mentioned in the episode and other resources: Learn Connected Breathing (FREE videos): https://www.marydebono.com/dogZoey’s recovery from hip surgery (read to the end of see the link to the video!) How Optimism Can Heal Your DogShow Notes for this episode: https://www.marydebono.com/blog/d3 Join our free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DogHealthAndVitalityGet Mary’s bestselling, award-winning book, “Grow Young with Your Dog,” for a super low price. Demonstration videos included at no extra cost.