This was the way my morning was going; then a remarkable event happened. One of our students (I will refer to her as “the dog whisperer”) came upstairs to my office with her newest “student”. She is truly a master at training. Here’s part of our conversation…..
Me: "I’m so glad you came up to visit. I have a mess in my office."
She: "Well you know, the pup was working hard and she needed a break. Everyone needs a break now and then."
Me: "I don’t know how you do what you do with the dogs."
She: "I’m just patient with them. They can learn. She just needs to go for a walk now."
This charming, talented and humble teen is far and away the best dog trainer I have ever seen. And guess what? I need a break. I am going for a walk too. This will be here when I get back and I have a feeling I will be ready to tackle some more of it.
“When you can't figure out what to do, it's time for a nap.”