So a Trainer, a Senator, and Priest all walked into a bar …
… and most likely had a great time!
I was recently informed over the phone, by someone who called me to find out about my services, that they shouldn’t actually be calling me because they were Republican.
I’m sorry did I miss something?
I did kind of have to smile because it hasn’t been an uncommon type of conversation for me, for people to choose someones service based on their religion or political orientation. What is odd though, is that they need to express this sentiment to a virtual stranger, me. I’m really not sure what type of feedback they are looking for.
So here is Training 101 for the DOG OWNER –
Training and teaching your dog is about giving information to your dog, and learning how to do it to the best of your ability.
You learn how to get a behavior, mark a behavior and reward a behavior.
You learn how to read your dogs body language and become a good observer.
You learn how to be a Team.
And you learn, over time, that it is not about anything other than the relationship between you and your dog.
Pure and simple.
Once you put a political, religious, or social stamp on WHO you want to learn from, it is no longer about you and your dog, it is about you, and you have totally missed the whole entire point.
I wear old clothes when I work with dogs and their people, my hair is in some state of misbehaving, I usually have mismatched socks, and a hint of coffee breath. No dog on this planet has ever cared more or less about this. No dog has asked for my financial statements, my spiritual beliefs, or political leanings. No dog has ever backed away from me because of these things, ever. They don’t care about this superficial silly human stuff.
Dogs want to feel safe and loved, and a belonging. They want to eat and have water. They like a nice place to sleep. And most dogs enjoy good exercise.
So watch and listen to your dog. I am sure we would all be better for it. Here is to a pure and simple life.
with Love, Nancy