Reviews
Kathy’s partnership approach is amazing. I have learned so much listening to the Enlightened By Dogs podcast. We foster rescue dogs and the ‘safe, calm & happy’ protocol, helps us to connect with our new arrivals and gives us an invaluable way to get back on track when things go awry. Kathy’s...Read full review »
djfkglsj via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/27/22
I have learned so much from this podcast! It truly has changed my mindset and my relationship with my dog. When I start falling into old habits this quickly gives me a reset and I get curious about what I can do different to make things easier for my dog. Our love has only grown stronger and we...Read full review »
Lucymac via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/31/22
I find myself applying Kathy’s teaching to all aspects of my life, not just my dogs. I am a better listener which leads to less acting out. She has given me the tools to cope with the tough days which make the good days that much better.
chickadee1379 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/30/22
The insights in this podcast help you love and understand your dog even more. We all think we are best friends with our dogs, but Kathy helps you be an even better best friend.
Codybearandpickles via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/22
My Australian puppy and I struggled for over a year and a half to understand each other. Listening to “enlightened by dogs“ helps give me a reframe and new vocabulary when interacting with my pup. We now have a loving and collaborative relationship and a huge part goes to this podcast.
K8eC10 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/28/22
I started listening from the very beginning and somewhere along the way I realized that belonging to and joining her Brilliant Partners Academy was what me and my dogs needed. It feels so much better to develop a relationship of congruency and common goals that respects both species. Through...Read full review »
Tam and Ren via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/26/22
Kathy is a huge help in changing your mindset. Started listening in February and just a small change has made a big difference in my life with my dogs. So I am going to keep following and listening because my friends have noticed a change!!
my3stooges via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/26/22
Kathy is so inspiring and has helped me with her approach turning my life around not only with my dogs but with my husband. I listen to the podcast as soon as it comes out and listen to my favourite episodes over and over again. Thank you for teaching me a new way to be.
orangeblackgrey via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/19/22
I love all of Kathy’s episodes, but one that stuck out is Episode 150- Loving your “Difficult” dog. I began to see my dogs in a different way, as I learned to use Kathy’s saying - “Your dog’s not giving you a hard time, she’s having a hard time.” (I have females, so I put in “she”. I began to...Read full review »
Penelope (Penny) via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/19/22
I love listening to these podcasts while driving or doing housework. They help reinforce the lessons and coaching calls from Kathy’s Brilliant Hearts Academy. I love to hear Kathy’s stories about living in partnership with her dogs. I also love the interviews with other BeePees who went from...Read full review »
Donna and Jeter via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/19/22
I’ve been listening to Kathy Kawalec’s Enlightened by Dogs podcast now for nearly 3 years and I am totally hooked! I think I’ve listened to every single one and they are always full of juicy titbits, with me learning something new every single episode. Kathy’s approach is so refreshing and makes...Read full review »
Hungarian Vizsla addict via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/19/22
Kathy’s podcasts and other programs speak the language of respect and love for other beings, and especial for our dogs. Her approach to the life with our dogs is partnering, sharing responsibilities and unconditional love and respect. Every podcast centres on a specific theme to help us to...Read full review »
ohimesama2012 via Apple Podcasts · Spain · 03/19/22
Anyone on the planet that lives with a dog will discover the magic to be found when you’ve learned how to live in partnership with your dog(s). Kathy’s podcasts are the roadmap to experiencing the joy that’s possible when you discover how to nurture your partnership with your dog. Even though...Read full review »
Pat & Linus via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/18/22
I love Kathy’s Podcasts! I’ve been listening to them for over 2 years and look forward to it each week! Learning all the amazing intricacies of living in relationship with our dogs. It has brought so much depth and joy to our lives! Thank you Kathy for sharing your passion!
abmartin2501 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/17/22
The teachings Kathy provides are valuable. They have helped me so much to understand my dog and how my behavior affects her behavior. The old style of training didn't work for my dog, but these teachings have made a huge difference in her behavior and our connection. These podcasts are...Read full review »
Angogwanon via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/15/22
There is so much more to dogs and living harmoniously with them than positive dog training. Kathy has open my mind to believing that my dogs want to be heard, contribute, and belong within a social group as a family, my family. Each episode dives deep into ways to enhance your relationship with...Read full review »
Willa and Basil via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/15/22
Having struggles with your dog? Look no further then Kathys real life lifestyle approach. It changed my life and it will change yours too. I finally understand my dog’s and our relationships are so much stronger. With easy things you can implement right away and no training required, it’s a no...Read full review »
Rottielove123 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/15/22
I was a sceptic to start with, but really finding these podcasts and Kathy’s whole approach hugely insightful and useful! Starting and ending with being calm, patient and loving, and seeing everything through that mindset, has changed my life with my dog. Thanks Kathy!
Efuamac via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/14/22
Love this podcast. Real heartfelt communication with your dogs. Loving the life you live with your dog by your side.
pjs and 3 dogs via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/01/21
This really is a conversation we should all have all the time- how do we build a heart centered, meaningful relationship with our dogs? It’s what we all want, yet we take for granted that it automatically exists, and then feel bad when it doesn’t. Help is here! Thank you, Kathy
thenaturalvet via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/18/21
Kathy, host of the Enlightened by Dogs podcast, highlights all aspects of pet health and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
malfoxley via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/28/21
Thank you Kathy. I really enjoy listening to your podcasts. I am an academy member but find these podcasts really instill the knowledge and your teachings!
Moragro via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/24/20
Thank you so much for the podcast, facebook and resources. It is good to think about living and being with my dogs. Not just training...
leemarree via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/29/20
I’ve been listening to Kathy’s podcasts for 4 months and making good progress with my poodle. We are so much calmer and happier following her program. And today I listening to the Over Arousal episode and I got over arousal in a completely new way. I realized that every morning when my dogs and I...Read full review »
Awry it via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/20/20
A MASSIVE THANK YOU to Kathy for this podcast, as it has changed the way I work with dogs and live with mine. I am a behaviourist/trainer from the UK and have had a lot of anxiety around walking my own dog due to other people’s reactions and reactivity which unfortunately fed back to me and then...Read full review »
Emey boz via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/30/19
Kathy’s podcasts have taught me so much about myself and through working on me I have been guided on how to role model for my dog x I love this approach it’s so original and so far from the ‘normal’ dog training x Using the ‘Safe, Calm and Happy’ protocol has genuinely changed my life!! Thank you...Read full review »
Charleneb47 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/26/19
Thank you, thank you!!!These podcasts have answered so many questions for my husband and I. We have been so hyper focused on training we forgot to stop and just be with our wonderful dog...we forgot to just breath and be a family. We can’t wait to learn more from Kathy and our pup!
Onapaw via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/27/19
When I started listening to Kathy’s podcasts, I knew this was something very different. It was a bright, fresh perspective to try connecting and listening to my dog, rather than try yet another training method. I loved how that felt (and so did she!) so I joined the Brilliant Partners Academy,...Read full review »
S.T. Smiles via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/23/19
Hi Kathy, I've been listening to your podcast and just like to say big thank you for sharing your expertise. I applied what I've learnt and there has been some improvement in my Akitas dogs behaviour just by connecting with them. There are a lot to learn and revisit your podcast but I...Read full review »
LintjeT via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/21/19
Kathy breaks down the old system for dog and puppy training and discusses how bad these techniques were for our dogs. She provides humane ways to bring out the best in our dogs. Respecting your dog feelings and personality develops a lasting bond.
rlh543 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/03/19
The holistic approach that Kathy teaches is a refreshing change to so called dog training that we are all familiar with. She gives so much and is totally committed to getting her message across to those who will listen. Her Brilliant Partners Academy helped me and my dog learn to work together...Read full review »
Dachsaholic via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/06/19
I have just begun getting to know Kathy and am very intrigued with her honesty and her approach based on a trusting, loving relationship with your dog. I believe this will guide me to further my knowledge and close some of the gaps with my dog. I know that my dog and I are on a learning journey...Read full review »
LoriAnnReneeM via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/01/19
What an easy way to calm myself and my sweet boy. I’ve been practicing breathing, only for a couple of breaths. After listening to Kathy, I understand how important it is to do this more intentionally. My pup has been very reactive to basically EVERY single thing that moves. I said ‘has’...Read full review »
Golden Boy 747 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/14/19
I’m loving this podcast which is less discipline specific and more about being a good partner to our dogs. I finally figured out what BP means and I cannot wait to get more information about being in partnership with my canines.
Happy it's above freezing! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/09/19
I love this podcast. Kathy is inspirational and informative on our relationships with dogs. She always makes me think. I only wish I had found her sooner. If you have dogs - give her a listen. Especially if you have reactive dogs! You won’t be disappointed.
Janes Mom via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/14/19
This view on building a relationship with our dog is the best, since listening to these podcasts and workshop on Facebook we have found our relationship of trust and understanding has grown. It’s amazing that our dog looks to us for this trust that we are now building with her. Thanks Kathy
Luna Pup via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/12/19
Every time I listen to an episode from Kathy - I learn such new and valuable information. I’ve been so stressed with my dog and I want to have a great and happy partnership with her. And I know I will - thanks to Kathy and The Enlightened Dog podcasts.
SJR21 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/12/19
Kathy’s pod cast is the best and episode 55 is amazing! Her ideas on relationship with our canine companions are really supported by great results and now also by developing science! Kathy and Sue make a winning combination for an informative and fascinating program.
PatG ohio via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/05/19
Just started working our way through the podcasts. Really enjoying them and the refreshing insight of how to relate to our dogs and learning how to make our relationship with them more of a partnership. Thank you Kathy.
WendyMBC via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/21/19
Since finding Kathy a couple of months ago I’ve completely changed how I look at my dogs and our relationship. She throws a completely new light on how we can all have a better life together. One of her mantras is Safe, Calm, Happy and the is such a good was to live our lives with our dogs. Thank...Read full review »
CarolineMJS via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/12/19
I just love podcast #48-AStress Reset I love Kathy’s analogy about the stress and the cup Runneth over. I had breast cancer and have done a lot of research and they say the same things regarding stress and your cup runneth over and getting cancer so I can relate. All her podcast and class are so...Read full review »
Kellieskids via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/23/19
I just found this podcast and listened to my first episode. I am so glad to hear about ways to form strong partnerships with dogs that don’t rely on treats all the time. I can’t wait to learn more. This is going to be a podcast that is on my “bing list” until I get caught up!
StevieB.. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/12/19
I love the message and her voice is soothing 👌🏻
Mjavs via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 03/22/19
Although I have only just started listening to these podcasts I am already gaining new insights which I am sure will impact on my relationship with my dog. Brilliant can't wait to hear more.Read full review »
Spookypoo17 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/20/19
Hi I would like to say thank you very much for the start to a new life with the two collies. We have work to begin when we start out walking again. I have been off my feet for quite a while and feeling like I’ve lost out on walking the dogs. We have issues of other dogs coming up to us as my...Read full review »
Dawn, parkgate, uk via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/11/19
I've followed Kathy for a while, and I decided to start listening to her podcasts when she mentioned recently about her learning experience following a trip out to an open (and challenging) sheepdog trial. I've now listened to two episodes, and have been so inspired that I've...Read full review »
follycollie via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/08/19
We’ve received 30 inches of snow in the last 4 days. My dog and I are stuck inside more than usual. This podcast and her training gives me ideas and tools to deepen my relationship with my dog, a 16 month Mini-Aussie, and makes use of a snow day. I love her approach to building a partnership...Read full review »
Reelwomen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/13/19
I love Kathy’s loving, nonjudgmental approach to building a relationship with your dog. It’s not so much about training, but about how to best relate to our furry family members. Definitely worth a listen!
Jacks56 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/29/18
This is one of my favorite podcasts. I always learn so much from Kathy. Her empathetic approach to life with dogs makes sense and helps me open my heart to all that is between my dogs and me.
CarolC64 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/18/18
this is the training approach you’ve had rolling around in your mind for years, but couldn’t or haven’t got around to, putting into words.
heymo2632 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/14/18
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