There is a show business saying; "Never work with kids or animals."
It’s certainly true if you’re worried about always performing well and never being embarrassed.
Any seasoned parent will tell you that kids do and say the craziest things.
I’ve lost track of how many times my kids have done or said something that made me look like an idiot.
Just this morning, I was taking a video of a dog I am working with, so I could send his family an update on his progress.
Right at the end, my little boys started arguing in the background-- over cereal.
Because they are brothers and they find ANY reason to argue.
Guess what, I still sent the video.
I just added an apology for the argument at the end.
This is my life.
I’m real about it.
Do you know what else I’m real about?
I’ll let you in on a secret.
My dogs aren’t perfect.
Yes, my dogs can do some really cool things.
They better be able to - my daughter Lizzie and I are trainers.
But they have bad days and so do we.
Sometimes I think that our clients believe that we are magicians.
But we are regular people who have very real dogs that have very real personality quirks.
It’s those quirks, those difficulties that test us as trainers that make us better at helping our clients.
I was talking with one of my trainers, Kaytie, about this the other day.
We were talking about some of the training issues we have had with our own dogs and how that helps us to relate so closely with our clients.
So often, people walk in with their dogs and feel like they have to apologize for their dog’s behavior.
They are embarrassed.
They are afraid we are going to judge them.
Honestly, most of the time we are thinking about how we have been there.
We weren’t always trainers.
We understand what you’re going through.
That’s why we do what we do.
Is your dog not listening to you?
Are you being dragged down the street when going for a walk?
Does your dog jump on everyone that comes for a visit?
Is your dog stealing food off the counter?
Is your dog aggressive at times and you are worried he will hurt someone?
Let us show you how we can help you have a great dog.
The first step is to schedule your free, no obligation evaluation.
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You pick a day and time that works best for you.
A trainer will meet with you and your dog (and anyone else that you would like involved in training) and go over some history, find out your training goals, and discuss training options.
We can usually provide you with some free tips to help you start seeing immediate results.
You can find out more about all our training options and get any questions you have answered.
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