Change is an inevitable part of life. In fact, without change, we wouldn’t be able to understand the concept of time. But, as humans, we love to hang onto things even when it’s time to let go.
Every ending, though, is a new beginning, no matter how final any ending may appear to be and despite life’s downs and ups. Endings are really just opportunities to start things all over.
So yes, I am announcing an ending, but it’s also a beginning, so this is not a complete good-bye between you and I.
Although it is a big change and the short version is that this will be the last Sunday message you’ll be getting from me, but don't worry -- the mid-week newsletters will keep coming. It’s hard to... Read More
“Calm, assertive energy” is something that I talk about a lot, and it’s one of the most important habits you can develop in the quest to find a balanced relationship with your dog. When you’re calm, your dog is calm, and everything just goes better.
Unless, of course, you like having a crazy, hyperactive dog — although I’m guessing that you don’t. But when it comes to finding balance, your energy is just one part of the puzzle.
It’s also important to provide exercise, discipline, and affection, in that order, but these are all part of the big picture, as well as part of the thing you cannot find balance without.
Dogs already do this thing with us all the time instinctually. The magic... Read More