Lesson #2: We teach others how to treat us.

We teach others how to treat us. This goes for both human and canine, through what we permit and do not permit. What we stand for, and what we negotiate. Remember, what we allow will always continue. Establishing rules, boundaries and parameters sets the tone for what...
Lesson #50: Forgiveness.

Lesson #50: Forgiveness.

To forgive is to release, and is a choice all of us can make.   Is it easy? That’s not my call to make. Is it worth it? Absolutely.   Letting go of resentment, disappointment, sorrow and anger can be a bit challenging, but it becomes an easier choice if we...
Lesson # 97: Be the change you wish to see in me.

Lesson # 97: Be the change you wish to see in me.

Dogs look to us for how to feel about the scenarios they find themselves in. They look to us for their cues, guidance and directives. While we can’t control externals and what lies beyond our immediate sphere of control, we can control ourselves and our influence. How...
Lesson 87: Don’t try to force me to be someone I’m not.

Lesson 87: Don’t try to force me to be someone I’m not.

  We’re all born pure, open and trusting, though we don’t remain this way. We become products of society. Fashioned, shaped, molded, disillusioned, conditioned and influenced by our families and their beliefs, culture, the media, our peers, and teachers. We...
Lesson #74: Negativity is toxicity.

Lesson #74: Negativity is toxicity.

We live in an energetic world. Everything is comprised of energy. Calories: units of energy. Emotion: energy. Physical movement and muscular energy: energy. Wind, solar, tidal, geothermal, light, heat…. all are sources of and influenced by energy. But...