In this podcast, we aim to help you cultivate a harmonious, balanced and fulfilling relationship with your dog. There will be discussions, interviews and book reviews covering dog behavior, dog psychology, and dog training, among other canine related topics. There will also be a focus on human behavior and psychology, and the dynamics of the dog-human relationship. The ultimate goal is to deepen your understanding of your dog, and yourself, for everyone’s benefit. This podcast is hosted by Lenny Flek, certified dog trainer since 2007 and dog care entrepreneur.
The Dog Element Podcast #5 - Communication
13:39In this episode Lenny discusses how to improve the communication between you and your dog. To illustrate a couple of points he invokes the true story of Hans the Clever horse. The story highlights the idea of letting go of our egos and learning a truly common language with which to communicate with our best friends. Listen in and enjoy!Resources:Thomson, Sarah L., and Alexandra Horowitz. Inside of a Dog. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2016. McConnell, Patricia B. The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do around Dogs. Ballantine Books, 2003. Hare, Brian, and Vanessa Woods. The Genius of Dogs: Discovering the Unique Intelligence of Man's Best Friend. Oneworld, 2015.
The Dog Element Podcast #4 - Fear Factor
10:16In this episode, Lenny discusses how to address fears that our dogs may have. Whether talking about our own or our dog's fears, a lot of them stem from being in unfamiliar or unknown situations. However, that doesn't mean that we cannot learn to familiarize ourselves, or our dogs, with those situations and overcome the fear associated with them. Enjoy the show!
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The Dog Element Podcast #3 - How long will it take?
15:08On this episode Lenny discusses the importance of having the right outlook on time in relation to dog training. Lenny provides advice on how to view time to create a better mentality in ourselves as well as a better learning environment for our dogs. Enjoy!Resources:thedogelement.com/resourcesAtomic Habits, James [email protected] ig
The Dog Element Podcast #2 - Who should I be?
24:05In this episode, Lenny discusses the optimal emotional and psychological state to be in for ensuring friendly and effective communication with your dog. In addition to providing advice on the ideal state to be in, Lenny also offers up some great tips and techniques on how to achieve that mindset. References:Goleman, Daniel. Emotional Intelligence. Bantam, 2005Goleman, D., et al, "Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance", Harvard Business Review, December 2001, https://hbr.org/2001/12/primal-leadership-the-hidden-driver-of-great-performance
The Dog Element Podcast #1 - Who am I?
13:53The host, Lenny Flek, gives a brief introduction of himself and his mission in creating this podcast. To round off the episode, Lenny discusses the importance of getting to know yourself in terms of improving your relationship with your dog. To learn more about The Dog Element, please visit the site. Check out the blog and the resources page for more helpful information.References:Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman