How to Catch a Dog (or Anything Else You Want)

Welcome back to the current issue of the Law of Attraction Key Newsletter!

Whatever it is you are trying to hold onto – you are most assuredly pushing it away.

The key to manifesting is release. Trust me, I understand, sometimes that seems easier said than done. And that is exactly why I brought in Jeannette Maw to give you a fun and different perspective to make it easier for you to stop chasing and start manifesting.

I love this one and can’t wait for you to read it – I know it will make a big difference to your manifesting – ENJOY!

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“Chasing, clinging and holding on are all forms of resistance – whatever you cling to you stifle and push away, but surround something with unconditional love and faith and you open yourself to the abundant riches of the Universe.”

— Kristen Howe


How to Catch a Dog

(or Anything Else You Want)

By Jeannette Maw

Have you heard the colloquialism that a chased dog will always run?  Owners of naughty or adventurous dogs have likely experienced the truth of that!

But it’s not just true for dogs.  Chasing anything will send it running in the opposite direction!

That “graspy” chasing desperate-type energy is not a super attractive vibe.

In fact, I just emailed a family member suggesting he make peace with impending divorce – because clinging to his failing marriage was making his wife want out all the more.

The saying about how a chased dog will always run reminded me of the trick that savvy dog owners use to get a dog on the run to return home.

You simply get in front of the dog so they can see and you run in another direction.

They follow. They can’t help it. Even if they’ve fallen for it a hundred times before, they have to join the running pack leader. It’s what they do.

So instead of chasing stinkerhead Koda through the neighborhood, I know my job is to get in front of him and start running. Neighbors might think I’m nuts as I run barefoot across lawns and down streets in a totally different trajectory than my dog, but that’s okay. This is no time to worry what neighbors think. (Just like in LOA work.)

I get out in front, get his attention, and start running in a direction that leads us home. (Even a big circle works.)

I can run right into the garage or backyard or front door and he gleefully follows.

Unless I turn around to try to catch him. Which sends him in a different direction immediately.

Or if I lose speed, he loses interest. It’s got to be a full on sprint to keep him engaged!

I’ve learned not to look back to make sure he’s following, because a leader of the pack doesn’t wonder about that. I have to run with confidence that he’s right behind me.

And it works like a charm! (I’ve done this with enough foster dogs as well as my own to know its reliability.)

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This is very similar to engaging the energy of whatever in the world we want to come to us.

  1. Get out in front.
  2. Be someone they’re happy to follow.
  3. Show it a good time and it’ll join the party!

How does that work with men in the dating world? 

Have a good time with or without them. Let them follow your fun lead.

How does it work with money? 

Don’t make your happy life dependent on it showing up – get out, do your thing and money will find you.

The same with health, jobs, success, etc.

We lead with the energy that requires it to line up with us.

Joy, happiness, freedom – all those vibes work great for getting what we want to follow us home.

Or in the case of dogs, simple running will do.

My invitation to you is to see where you’re “chasing” and start leading instead.

You’ll like what happens next.


Quick Tip Look Who’s Talking…
Take a look at the different areas of your life where you feel like you are constantly chasing what you desire. Can you see (and feel) how as you chase, you push it further away?

When you feel yourself chasing, use this power question…

“Is chasing this helping me?”

And then let go of the chase – literally, out loud say, “I release the chase and I let it go.”

When you do this you instantly break your negative pattern and open yourself up to allow the abundance to flow to you.


I ordered the Master Secret Laws, Love it, and I’m working through your emails, and workbook. and they mentioned polarity in the new message of a master. 

Thanks Kristen, I think that is the key, adjust to our individual belief system. […] Great program, I would highly recommended the 16 law mastery to your facebook friends…”

– Joel A.



63 Responses to “How to Catch a Dog (or Anything Else You Want)”

  1. YVONNE says:

    Awesome! Thank you!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this inspiringly true story with us all! So very true!
    Looking forward to what the universe is cooking up for me!:)

    Many thanks again!


  3. Esther says:

    Thank you for this article, I needed to hear this at this moment in time!
    God bless you!

  4. Esther says:

    I do have a question: when it comes to our goals and dreams does it mean we’re not supposed to chase them or cling on to them? I’ve always heard we need to follow our dreams and work toward our goals- how does the information in this article tie in with this?
    Thank you!

    • Kristen says:

      Hi there!

      You are spot on that letting go and not clinging is key…

      And yes, follow your dreams and follow inspiration, but be aware of not clinging and desperation.

      As I said to Muleza in another comment, live your dreams by “letting go and trusting and spending your energy and thoughts on how you can live your talents and gifts to the fullest”

      I appreciate you!

  5. garance says:

    oh yes it is true even with my donkey who one day went into a cemitary eating flowers during a funeral.. not funny at all.

  6. hakeem says:

    Thank you

  7. Carol says:

    Love this! I’ve had the dog experience and know that it works!! Can’t wait to try this in other areas of my life!!!! Thanks for the common sense approach! I know that it will work and can’t wait to get started .

  8. Renee says:

    Thank you, Im having a company”divorce” and my favorite co workers are thinking to stay with my partnesr, and I was having a dreadful time until I read your story
    Really Thank you, Thank you, Thank you
    You’ve made my day

  9. Binta A.Oliver says:

    Thank You, I needed that reminder,,, I Release the chase and let it go…

  10. Mark says:


    Heard it before, but this time it seems something clicked. While it feels counterintuitive to turn way from what you want precisely when you want it, it appears I should stop chasing, and just start running! Good stuff…Thanks.

  11. wendy mcclish says:

    Thank you. I used to train dogs never thought about this.But makes perfect sense.

  12. muleza says:

    Be specific on the chasing part of it.How can i chase money and how can i lead it,please explain?


    See you soon on e-mail.


    • Kristen says:

      Hi Muleza!

      A great way to look at it with money is when you feel like you are desperately looking for it – the way you lead money is by letting go and trusting and spending your energy and thoughts on how you can live your talents and gifts to the fullest (and doing that doesn’t take money by the way) 🙂

      I appreciate you!

  13. anne macak says:

    This is so true. In the past I have done this consciously and unconsciously and had incredible results. Thanks for the reminder. Going to put this back into practice again. Abundance is on the way! ! !

  14. Wilma says:

    Hi Kristen, I just read you emal (How to Catch a dog). I really loved it.
    and I have a little dog that does exactly that. So I got a real good laugh.
    Thank You. I enjoyed reading the rest of the email also.

  15. Rosemary says:

    Well, okay, how would that work with releasing weight? I’ve tried eating healthy (I feel great, but the scale still groans, though a few pounds have left), taking walks (though I tripped flat on my face and broke my right hand for my trouble 🙂 ) and have gone to a chiropractic energy worker. She says it is stress, and I need to take some time off. Or maybe I should just eat the pound of See’s Candy I received as a gift last night and just let the weight follow me off a cliff. 🙂

    • Kristen says:

      Hi Rosemary…

      Let me explain – this is all about a shift of attention. Eating the See’s candy would fall under deciding not to care anymore – and that is often confused with letting go. The shift of attention we are looking for with this is the release of grasping, clutching or desperation as those are the equivalent to chasing. Letting go and allowing it to come to you does require you to continue taking inspired action, the shift is that you trust the dog will follow.

      Hope that helps – also, regarding the 24 hours it took to reply to this, because I moderate and reply to the comments personally, it can sometime take a minute, but believe me, I will always answer 🙂

      I appreciate you!

  16. Donna says:

    I wish I had learned this long ago. Too many times chasing things, even my dog. I release the chase and let it go.
    Thank you.

  17. rosemary shepherd says:

    Hi Kristen
    It is truely amazing that you have compared manifesting with catching a dog. few days ago I purchased a 13 week kelpie pup. It had newver been taught to come. So I said “Sam here” and ran. He immediately chased me. I then stopped he fell at my feet and I cuddled him and patted him for a reward. I think this is a perfect example of what you are teaching and could not believe the concidence it was that i have just done this then read your article.

  18. Maxine says:

    Hi Kristen,
    Loved your comments about releasing and letting go so abundance will come…. looking forward to what happens next….have done the “Secret” for many years. Best wishes. Maxine

  19. Shirley says:

    Totally mind blowing; I really enjoyed r:eading this article.

  20. Nicole says:

    For my part, I have a hard time with that, can’t seem to make it work

    • Kristen says:

      Hi there!

      Try changing your story around this – what if you could make the shift with this? Remember, the example of the dog is just a literal way to show you the energy adjustment that you are looking for. Whenever you find yourself clutching ask yourself, “how can I release this grasping right now?” – When you simply stop to ask yourself that question, the shift begins…

      Thanks for being here!

  21. Elegant Jenny says:

    Thank you Kristen, am all for it and welcome any and all the help i can get. thank you again, i can almost feel the change already. J will fallow your lead….

  22. Claude Salerno says:

    Story of the dog very good reminder. I had forgotten. Should be interesting to apply to finances and relationships. Thank you very much.

  23. Kirsten says:

    Thank you for opening up my mind

  24. Mark says:

    Thanks Kristen,
    Have had problems running down my dog. Will try this with. Him and other areas in my life:)

  25. Sam says:


    Your article is amazing 🙂 please explain how to run the other way when it comes to a relationship? I had a falling out with a friend who I’ve been spending a lot if time with and care v deeply for and want a relationship with, but he’s ignoring my messages saying sorry!!!

    In fact I originally over reacted n said I don’t want you in my life…he sounded shocked and said I was over reacting but then said fine…don’t contact me again 🙁 oh dear so I’ve sent messages which he’s ignored. So I have no choice but to stop chasing but what else do I do? Please help.


    • Kristen says:

      Hi there!

      Here is my suggestion – write a final, honest, letter – explaining that you did over react, you are sorry for any pain you caused and if the time ever feels right for him, you would love to reconnect. Then, you need to do something very important (actually it is 2 things)…

      1. Forgive yourself – we all have things we need to forgive ourselves for and this is an important one for you and you deserve forgiveness (forgiveness starts with the self – someone else can not completely forgive you for what you still blame yourself for.)

      2. Let it go – know that you expressed that you are there if he is ready and then release it to the Universe

      Thank you for your honest comments here, I am certainly hopeful that I was able to help.

      You are extraordinary!

  26. Gerardo says:

    Thank you Kristen for all you give to this community, the article you just shared is like a spot light, shinning on the very events, where I’m out of alignment , thank you this is just the kind of clarity I had been unconsiously searching for, will start putting it to use right away, thank you again.

    • Kristen says:

      Thank you for your comments – it is my joy to be here sharing with you and your kind words mean so much!

      I’m excited that this one resonated with you and look forward to hearing more from you 🙂

  27. Jenny says:

    Ouch! This is so true for me that it hurts a little bit! 🙂 Time for me to stop lamenting what might have been, and to stop trying to “catch the dog”. As another reader said, it DOES feel counterintuitive, but I guess that once we get our heads around how to stop the feeling of losing something, it becomes simpler. Thanks Kristen (and Jeanette).

  28. Ronit Gerber says:

    Just what I needed… Thank you for another inspiring post Kristen x

  29. John says:

    Amazing how many people convince themselves that they are ‘incomplete’ without a partner, and then attempt to grasp at a potential relationship (potential mates can instinctively sense their desperation, and are repelled by it). And should they be successful in forming a relationship, they may often attempt to control the relationship or their partner’s behaviour, which, again, repels their partner.

    It’s a funny paradox of life that we do indeed need to ‘release’ that which we desire, in order to most experience it in our lives.

    Thanks for your contribution, Kristen (& Jeannette), I appreciate you.


  30. Andrew Carson says:

    There is a difference between chasing something and having persistence to follow it. As illustrated very aptly, you get the dog to return to you by releasing it and let it follow you. If your goal is to obtain a degree or start an enterprise, you need to chase it by studying diligently or preparing the ground work. Mistakes or unplanned events will happen and you must persist to work through them (part of the real learning process in life). Now release it and let the magic happen! Not magic actually, just pure manifestation.

    Sometimes you don’t manifest what you think you desired. Look at the situation very carefully. Maybe you weren’t meant to manifest a gold Olympic medal due to serious injury or events/circumstances that surround you. In the ashes there are valuable dust particles called opportunities. Sometimes our tears of frustration and disappointment make those opportunities hard to see, but they are there none the less. Relaese the hurt feelings and let opportunity come to you.

  31. agnes says:

    Hi kristen,

    Leading instead of chasing, quite interesting!. My question is, how do you go about leading when the job you have can barely get you of subsistence life? you are doing a great job. Thanks

    • Kristen says:

      Hi there!

      Try changing your story around this… The example of the dog is just a literal way to show you the energy adjustment that you are looking for. As long as you look at your situation with the current mind of your current story, it is unable to shift. Start by shifting your perception – look for what you can be grateful for – find proof in the world around you that what you desire exists – and then celebrate that proof EVEN when the proof isn’t showing it in your life YET.


  32. tom says:

    How do you handle losing precious kids to a mom who hates being a mom?
    The kids lived for the times I could see them and really love who they are.

    This isn’t just things. They need nurturing adults in their development and I’ve
    failed them.

    Every time I think of them it’s impossible to feel joy or “believe” I can see them again.
    Thank you, Kristen. Your work is phenomenal as are your guest authors.

    • Kristen says:

      I am sorry for what you are going through – and sometimes the best thing you can do is to continue to live as the nurturing adult you know they need (even if they aren’t with you, they will feel that energy). Believe in THEM, send that belief and love and it will get to them.

      Thank you for amazing comments about my work, that means so much!

      I believe in you and in your kids!

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