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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Putting Things Off... dog training, dishes, laundry, holiday shopping, etc.  The problem with all of these things is that they will still be there when you come back to them!  The dog will still be doing things you wish she wouldn't, the dishes will still be dirty, the laundry will still need to be folded, and the holiday gifts will still need to be bought and given.  Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today!!!  (I don't know who said this, but it makes sense.)  If you put it off until tomorrow, your list for tomorrow will just be longer.

A few comments specifically about dog training, putting it off and reaping the benefits.  If money is holding you back -- call a trainer, chat and see what options they offer.  They may have a payment plan, a bartering plan, or a less expensive class you can start in.  Many, many dog trainers are locally owned businesses (like us!) and want to help their community (again, like us!).  If you want to train your dog, they want to help you find a way to do it.  If scheduling is an issue, again, talk to the trainer AND read my previous post on "lifestyle training" -- believe me, if I can do it, I know you can!!!  I schedule my classes and private sessions, to the best of my schedule and abilities, to accommodate the client.  I'm in a service business and I need to be available when my clients are!  If you are thinking your dog is too stupid, stubborn, insert whatever description here, to train -- please, please, please think again!  With positive reinforcement clicker training, there is hope and training for all dogs.  Contact us, talk to your local positive reinforcement trainer, research on the internet and discover the infinite possibilities this method of training has for your dog.

Putting things off doesn't really benefit anyone and in the case of dog training, it very definitely does not benefit your dog or your relationship with your dog.  Don't you think today is a good day to start enjoying the journey together?

The Saturday Pet Blogger Hop

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Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Happy BLOG HOP Day. I'm Sugar. saying Golden Hello. Looking forward to your visit to my blog n be blog friends. Woof! Woof! I am your first follower. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar