Do you have a special one?
I have a few actually.
Don’t get me wrong.
They’re all special.
But these are the ones that need just a bit more - a bit more help, a bit more encouragement, a bit more guidance, just a bit more.
This week I have been reading over my youngest son’s MET (Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team) Report in preparation for his IEP (Individualized Education Plan) meeting.
If you have no idea what I’m talking about, be grateful.
I’m referring to the overwhelming world of special education.
I’ve been swimming in a sea of words and acronyms I don’t quite understand, and I certainly can’t remember.
What I do know is that my little boy needs help.
He doesn’t learn the same way that most kids his age do.
So, I’m preparing for the upcoming meeting with the school teachers, counselors, and therapists to come up with a better plan to meet my son’s needs.
Thankfully, this isn’t my first time through the special education jungle.
My husband and I have been parenting special needs kids for over 20 years.
Even with my previous experience, this is going to be a tough one.
That’s OK, life is about learning and growing, and my family and I are ready for the challenge.
But how does this relate to dog training?
Well, sometimes life gives you easy stuff and sometimes there’s more to the story.
Some clients come in with perfect little puppies that seem to never do anything wrong.
They love everyone and everything.
They are not afraid of anything.
They go through puppy class and then enjoy the rest of their life next to their owner’s side being perfect and sweet.
I have kids that remind me of that.
They are never really in trouble, get good grades, and make responsible decisions.
Then there are those that are not as easy and need more help.
The clients that come in with puppies or dogs that have tougher stories.
Maybe they pull on the leash, bark at other dogs, are terrified of the neighbors, charge out the front door, run in the opposite direction when you call them, and try to bite the mailman.
They need a bit more - a bit more help, a bit more encouragement, a bit more guidance.
Our job is to help you come up with a plan for your dog no matter how much help you need and walk side by side with you, helping you and your dog.
Are you ready to learn and grow?
Are you ready for the challenge?
Let us show you how we can help you have a great dog.
The first step is to schedule your free, no obligation evaluation.
Click here to schedule your evaluation online now.
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.
There is no pressure or obligation to buy anything.
Here is the link to schedule your free evaluation: https://www.cleverk9mi.com/schedule-evaluation-session.html