In this episode (007), I continue part 2 of the interview with Silke Herwald, who is a grief specialist and works with people who are grieving the loss of their beloved dogs. Silke takes me through an exercise to demonstrate the power of a tool she uses to help dog parents grieve more resourcefully. I personally experienced a powerful shift. We discuss considerations of when and if to get another dog after the loss of a beloved dog, as well as what can be useful to say to a friend who is grieving the loss of their dog. I trust that this interview series is going to help many dog parents in the world. Please pass it on.
In this episode (006), I begin a 2 part interview with Silke Herwald, who is a grief specialist and works with people who are grieving the loss of their beloved dogs. Silke talks about the similarities and differences in losing our dogs vs our human loved ones, the common lack of societal support when our dogs pass on and how this impacts us as dog lovers. We also discuss the important topic of “pre-grieving” and what it is and how it can be so beneficial. I pass on a golden tip on how to know when “it’s time” and I share the sudden death and aftermath of my golden retriever, Oscar.
Be sure to listen to Part 2 of this interview, in which Silke takes me through an exercise to demonstrate the power of a tool she uses to help dog parents grieve more resourcefully. I personally experienced a powerful shift and I trust that this interview series is going to help so many dog parents in the world.
In this episode (002), Dr. Kate McDermott, an integrative medicine veterinarian, shares valuable information on the various approaches to veterinary medicine. Learn about using food as therapy and walk away with valuable tips on simple and inexpensive human foods we can feed our dogs to greatly improve their health and help with arthritis.
In this episode (001), we dive into the psychology of dogs with dog trainer, Jeff Feuerwerker, including incredible insights into dog behavior and how to enhance our lives with our dogs, with an emphasis around begging, counter-surfing, and reactivity in dogs.
This introduction episode unleashes the scoop on Dog Lovers Unleashed, its format and goals, the origin story, a glimpse into the host, Julie McKinney Miller, a canine physical therapist, and how she entered the field of canine rehab and how she overcame fears to pursue the mission of helping one million dogs and their people.