So this all started with a tiny little boxer baby. An adorable little thing that stole my heart before I even brought her home. She was the cutest, super sweet, and always happy.
The biggest problem? She noticed everything.
Every bug in the grass, every slight breeze, every scent in the air. And all of these things she was noticing were overshadowing one important thing: me. Not that I was jealous of the bugs that she was more interested in them than in me, but if I needed her attention it was impossible to grab.
We went through all of the Petsmart training courses. I mean—so many courses that they created NEW ones to advance her training. She knew every command you could think of, but if there was anything even the slightest bit distracting around, I could just forget it.
Her impulse control was non-existent, her recall was solid indoors, but the second we went outside “run away from mom” became the most fun game we could play. If we saw a dog on the other side of the street, she lost her marbles.
As she became a bit older, I realized that trading cookies for attention just wasn’t going to cut it. We needed more. I needed to know HOW I could get and keep this dogs attention.
I didn’t want a headache, I wanted a buddy.
We found balanced training, and it solved every problem I could think of, and even those that I didn’t realize were problems.
The more and more I researched, the more I realized that our relationship was more important than just snuggling on the couch and doing tricks for food.
Even though she was doing so much better, I was realizing how high her potential really was, and how rewarding it was for both of us to work together and let it shine through.
This little love bug has taught me a lot, but more than anything led me to my passion and even still helps me connect with my clients on a different level because…
I have been there, too.
I’ve struggled with my dog. I’ve been frustrated. I’ve felt lost and confused with how to “fix” our issues. I’ve hit obstacles, but we’ve come out on the other side.
You can, too.
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