What do I LOVE to do when I’m not roasting coffee?! Spending hours training dogs!
And when an 85 lb spunky German Shepard pup, starts listening to my cues, becoming connected to my energy and her and I become one?! I feel on top of the world.
It took a lot of work to train this pup! We started with her behaving so unruly I nearly quit! She pulled and trust me, she’s very, very strong!
Then, realizing, if I was her, I’d be pulling too! I’d want to sniff and pull to meet this dog on the path and and..!
So I put myself in her shoes (paws in this case), and I imagined, what would ‘I’ want, if I was her?!
And now? I wish you could see her:
She ignores triggers. And all I do? Is address her calmly. While walking. No shift in ‘my’ energy. No change or tensing up on my part, when we encounter triggers. Just, a consistent quiet voice. As we continue walking. Consistency is key. ‘Trusting’ is another key. She finally?! Gets it! I cannot believe it!
Dogs are my love. Coffee first, then dogs.
Have an amazing weekend! Cheers