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Resentment
awareness

Resentment

Hiding resentment I have been struggling with too many balls in the air lately, which leads me to procrastinate. I spend time worrying about how much I have to do rather than doing anything about it. One of the things I had been worrying about is my time with the dogs. They need to be…

Happy Samhain
Bereavement | Reflections

Happy Samhain

How has the year panned out for you so far? I’m starting to follow age-old advice to pay more attention to the seasons of the year.  Working for myself I find the structure helps.  More importantly, I am aligning to natural energies, by doing so, which seems to make sense to me.  The seasons seem…

Help on Labrador Sit-stay Training
Coincidences | Labrador retrievers

Help on Labrador Sit-stay Training

I have decided to get more focused on my dog training. I had attended a positive gun-dog training conference recently which re-fired my interest. So Archie and I went for a couple of days training away from home with a well-known gun-dog trainer. We’re not used to being around a lot of people and dogs,…

Trust Your Dog
My dog as my therapist

Trust Your Dog

Trust your dog. In response to my last couple of posts, ‘why does a dog retrieve what it retrieves?’ and  ‘your emotions your dog’ some people have commented on my openness in discussing my personal situations and associated feelings . These comments got me wondering. Why was I sharing these stories, to anyone that cared to…

Your dog as your guide
My dog as my therapist

Your dog as your guide

Over the last few months I have been going very much with the flow, as far as the dogs are concerned, but also with life.  I want to start a new business around people and their dogs, using the concept of your dog as  your guide, starting with my learning’s as the material.  There is a…

A dog can’t remember yet it never forgets
Natural Dog Training Experiences

A dog can’t remember yet it never forgets

“The difference between a mental and physical memory is that while the mental memory is remembered, often erronoeously, physical memory is relived, and the body  is never wrong about the past……. …a dog can’t remember yet it never forgets”  ….’Your Dog is Your Mirror’,  Kevin Behan I have  to admit that I struggled to understand this concept when…

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