I got into training dogs because I love dogs. I don't want to be mean to dogs. Yet sometimes being a good coach requires you to be hard. Which makes you feel mean.
I have used the term Soul Dog, as it seems to be the only word available in our language. However, the process of defining a Soul Dog made me hate the term. We need a new one. I propose Intuivitive Dog.
Air Hockey, Leaf Blowers, Cheeseballs… and Self Esteem
In a world where dogs are permanently called puppies regardless of age, or worse still, fur-babies who receive prozac for their woes, we have concluded that dominance is no more.
As I look around at the kid's soccer games where no team wins, I wonder what this result will look like in adults. Then I realize I know.
To be the best trainer that we can be, we are striving for an impossible goal - a goal that we will never achieve. Even though we set our clear goal, and aim for it, as we begin learning and growing to what we once had our sites set on, our goal will no longer be good enough.
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