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Why Pets are Not Good Holiday Presents 2

While we’ve posted this before, the message definitely bears repeating.  Before you decide to add a pet to your family over the holidays, please consider this post! Pets are a wonderful addition to our human families.  With the hustle and bustle of the holidays  in full swing and sometimes the idea of getting a loved one a pet may be considered.  People often think that giving a puppy, kitten or other furry critter at the holidays is a great way to celebrate and show their [...]

By |December 4th, 2018|Categories: Blog of the Week|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Could It Be Medical?

If you are sick or don’t feel well does your behavior change?  I know that mine does!  I can be slower, grouchy, spacey or short tempered.  If our behavior changes when we are not well, why would it surprise us when our animal’s behavior changes when they are not well. […]

By |November 6th, 2018|Categories: Blog of the Month|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Embracing Mistakes

Anytime we are learning a new skill we are likely to make mistakes. Making a mistake is a very valuable part of the learning process. Unfortunately, society has taught us that making mistakes is a bad thing. It is not uncommon for a person to feel embarrassed, ashamed or stupid because they made a mistake. The idea that we will be perfect and never make a mistake is absurd. Often the fear of making a mistake will deter a person from trying new things. Now [...]

By |September 20th, 2018|Categories: Blog of the Month|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Fast is Slow – Slow is Fast

Recently I came across this phase “Fast is Slow and Slow is Fast” and I was not really sure what it meant until I found myself saying it to my agility students.  We were working on a new skill and one of my students was racing through the exercise and his dog kept making mistakes.  I had him slow down so they dog had time to think and the dog did the exercise perfectly.  Suddenly I understood “Fast is Slow and Slow is Fast”.  I [...]

By |August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Blog of the Month|Tags: , |0 Comments

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