Danielle’s Blog

Danielle’s Blog

Cecil the lion is dead. What does it mean for the human race?

I’m angry right now. I’ve been willing myself not to be so angry, but that has been hard. Part of me is ashamed that I’ve allowed myself to align with the negativity surrounding this incident – but another part of me understands that this is something that had to ...
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The #1 Thing You Can Do RIGHT NOW to Better Communicate with Your Pet

As an animal intuitive, I often work with people who are concerned about their pet’s health or who are anxious to find out why their pet is displaying a particular behavior. I love working with animals and their humans in this way, because it’s a type of problem solving ...
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Do Bad Animals Really Exist?

What do you think when you read this headline from an article on Mashable? “Five hungry sharks eat whale carcass in terrifying footage. It’s a shark feeding frenzy. This is the stuff of nightmares.” Don't you immediately start feeling threatened by sharks, worried that their nasty nature is to hunt you ...
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My Dog is Training Me

I thought it was about time that I gave you an update on my journey with my little 70-pound dog Tuukka. (If you haven't yet read about my challenges, definitely read my "Why Can't I Train My Dog?" blog first! It will make all of this make more sense!) As ...
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I’m not good enough rears it’s ugly head

Oh dear you guys! I’ve been stressing all week because I didn’t know what I wanted to write about. I tried writing about waking up on the wrong side of the bed, getting my headshots done and even about eating – but nothing felt right. Then, just a few ...
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It’s my birthday and I am gonna be… OLD??

So, my birthday is coming up next week and it’s bringing up a lot of… feelings. I would have liked to think that, being such a conscious person, I would be past all of the drama surrounding growing a year older, but alas, it turns out that I am NOT. The ...
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Costa Rica Call of the Wild: Animal Connections Wildlife Adventure

Join Danielle MacKinnon on an amazing Animal and Wildlife Adventure in Costa Rica Meet wild and wondrous creatures! Experience unique, hands-on, and personal intimate Animal Connections! April 16-25, 2016  $2997.00   I'm so excited to announce my next group trip! We're going to Costa Rica! I've found that working closely with a group of people ...
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Why Can’t I Train My Dog?

So, as many of you probably already know, in late Fall my family rescued a beautiful dog named Tuukka. According to the fake, made-up birthday we created for her, she’s just about 11 months old now. We also splurged and tried out the Amazon DNA test. What fun! And ...
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Reduce Separation Anxiety: A Quick and Goofy Way to Tell Your Pet When You’ll Be Home

[Transcript of video below]   A lot of animals suffer from separation anxiety. One way to relieve this is to apprise your pet of your schedule. If you want to tell your animal - your dog, your cat, your horse, whoever it is - "Hey, I'm going to be back in ...
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The $*%^ is hitting the fan in the animal world

Recently, I’ve noticed that certain things in our world are changing at a much faster pace than they were even just a year ago. I believe this is partly thanks to social media pushing things along and partly because the number of people who are newly waking UP each ...
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