This week past week, our house and business were bustling with Valentine activities.
There was love in the air.
I have young children, and that means helping them prepare Valentine cards for all their classmates.
That wasn’t enough for my boys.
They made handmade cards for family members regularly during the days leading up to Valentine’s Day.
I loved it.
Candy, chocolate, cupcakes, and other fun treats showed up in unexpected places all week.
It’s a good thing everyone, both at my house and at Clever Canine, has a sweet tooth.
One of our creative clients brought in a Valentine craft for us to do with our dogs during one of our classes.
Then we did the craft with our daycare dogs and sent the little gifts home with the daycare dogs’ parents.
One of my favorite moments was when I walked into my office to find a sweet Valentine gift from my dogs left on my desk.
I smiled and thought about how much I love my dogs.
It’s probably a little crazy, really.
These dogs are family.
I let my dogs have quite a few privileges that I think some people would be surprised by.
I love my dogs, and I want them near me.
I enjoy sharing my space with my dogs.
But I’m careful to keep things balanced.
I make sure my dogs understand the rules of the house and have structure.
With that structure comes the freedom for them to live life along with my family and me.
Often, we have people come in to talk to us about what’s going on with their dog, and they seem nervous to tell us that they allow their dog on the furniture, or that their dog sleeps in bed with them, or that they share human food with their dog.
A lot of people are worried that we will tell them that they will never be able to have fun with their dog again.
Actually, it’s the opposite!
If you know how to teach your dogs the rules.
If you know how to instill structure, then freedom and fun come with it.
Freedom and fun are just some of the rewards of dog training if you are willing to put in the effort.
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