Humans and canines have peacefully coexisted and co-evolved for more than 30,000 years: a relationship that rivals our history with tools, fire making and organized settlements. Some believe humans helped dogs evolve into the fluffy companions of today while others argue that dogs are the ones responsible for modern human civilizations. Whatever the case may be, the human-canine relationship is factually primal and deeply ingrained in our cultures, instincts and DNA.
But recently, something has changed in the way we treat our canine friends. That *something* also extends to our behavior towards nature, agriculture, our children, our communities and even ourselves. As a whole, humans have less time, experience more stress, create less quality and waste more quantity. We make so much noise that we can’t even hear ourselves think. We need so many things that we run out of space to consider what those around us might be needing and feeling.
Sasha Armstrong, my wonderful guest today, has a very compelling message for dog-lovers, leaders, parents and healers alike. As the founder and creator of the Canine State of Mind program, she educates canine owners on how to build stronger, mutually respectful relationships with their dogs through body language and energetics. Mastering her craft for more than twenty years, Sasha has helped over 1000 dog owners meet the needs of their pet by bridging the communication gap and uncovering energies both the dog and human exude at any given time.
You can find Sasha at her website caninestateofmind.com, her Instagram @caninestateofmind and her Tik Tok @canine_stateofmind.
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**Listeners and viewers of Awakening Aphrodite podcast with Amy Fournier can register for Sasha’s next online class Canine Alpha Embodiment Masterclass at a DISCOUNT by entering “fitamytv10” at checkout!
00:07:30 Why Are We So Attached To Our Dogs?
00:11:47 The Canine-Human Evolutionary Idea
00:15:50 Our Dog Partnerships Are Suffering
00:20:58 What Is Good Leadership?
00:30:16 Off Your A-Game?
00:34:21 Peaceful Coexistence
00:43:15 Sasha’s Pack Leader Tips
00:45:43 Working With “Violent” Dogs
00:50:10 The Importance Of Self Care
00:52:09 Canine Nutrition
00:55:33 Three Valuable Aspects Of A Raw Diet
01:00:28 Issues With Selective Breeding
01:03:46 Second Thoughts About Medications
01:10:14 Finding An Integrative Vet
01:14:56 Sasha’s Mission
01:21:23 Sasha’s Offerings
01:26:23 What Have Dogs Taught You?
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Amy Fournier® is a former People-Pleaser turned Healthy Lifestyle Entrepreneur who specializes in developing self-awareness and total mind-body transformation. She is a fitness and health expert, host of the Awakening Aphrodite podcast, author, inspirational speaker, artist, international cover model and a powerhouse of inspiration for looking and feeling your best no matter what your age, background or ability. With over 30 years of experience in fitness, health and personal development, Amy’s mission is to help YOU realize the power you have to control the way you look and feel and do it in a way that you enjoy and to optimize your ENERGY and life! Amy considers herself to be a student of life and a work in progress and most importantly, she also loves to nap and is a lucky Mom to cute little fur-baby, Charlotte.:)