Lesson #77: The importance of following through.

Lesson #77: The importance of following through.

Whether we’re creating a boundary, giving a cue or command, setting a parameter, or reinforcing a rule, “following through” is a crucial and necessary component to our success and effectiveness in our relations with our dogs. Following through blends...
Lesson #88: Challenge fosters growth.

Lesson #88: Challenge fosters growth.

We scoot first, then crawl; eventually making our way up to a stand, then a walk. Followed by: running, jumping, leaping, skipping, flipping and doing cartwheels. We coo and make gurgle noises first, then sound out vowels; eventually forming words and putting whole...
Lesson #93: See yourself the way I see you.

Lesson #93: See yourself the way I see you.

Dogs look to us with such loving, adoring, understanding eyes. If only we could see ourselves the same way. One of the most important relationships we can have is with that of the self; for this is what will strongly influence all other relationships we enter into....
Lesson #83: Stay curious. Question everything.

Lesson #83: Stay curious. Question everything.

Many are quick to assume, place judgment or criticize based off of past experience or whatever beliefs we carry. We view things not as they are, but as we are. What Dog softly and subtly teaches is to stay curious. Question everything. Even ourselves. To go beyond...
Lesson #86: Stumble. Fall. Dust off. Keep going!

Lesson #86: Stumble. Fall. Dust off. Keep going!

Have you ever seen a dog jump for a ball, completely miss it, take a most grace-less tumble, then get right back up n’ at ’em? What a great lesson lies in that! Gosh, we’re all so very hard on ourselves. We take a shot, take a risk, go for whatever...
Lesson #70: Keep digging for buried treasure.

Lesson #70: Keep digging for buried treasure.

Buried within each of us is who we truly are, in essence and in spirit. In a world where we’re constantly bombarded with messages that in order for us to “be happy” or “be enough”, we need to look a certain way and have certain things. Achieve certain...