Let’s Get Ready!
Look at that happy smiling face of your puppy and smile back! They need you and you need them. Remember it was your choice to bring them into your life, and you owe them your dedication to making their world the best you possibly can. Did you know that statistics show many people starting new programs won’t make it past the first week? This is usual for anything transformational–fitness programs, a new way of eating, New Year’s Resolutions, getting to bed earlier. Have you noticed this in your own life?
This is not to discourage you, but to remind you that keeping your focus is important in the success of your puppy. They are going to be with you for their lifetime, so why not do what is necessary at this early stage to ensure that they will have the best life ever. Anxiety is something that no one should have to live with, human or animal. When you approach this program commit to completing all the lessons.
To make this commitment, you will travel through days your puppy will not cooperate and days they will. You will come home from work, and will feel like only snuggling on the couch with your puppy and your favorite beverage. BUT…even if you have a day like that, with our LifeStyle Training, you still can teach your puppy something. Work on “easy” and “alert” as you pet and give those belly rubs. Work on naming their body parts. We all need a day off at times, but we all still wake up and brush our teeth. There are things you must do every day regardless, and giving your puppy instructional direction is something that must be done all of the time. So having a bad day or being tired, or just because you don’t feel like it, isn’t fair to them. They are thriving for your attention and can’t wait to be told they did a good job. Dogs have become so domesticated, that they love to please us. How can we ignore that? Some of you will endure big challenges; some, smaller ones. But nonetheless, life will come at you, and you will have to decide what’s really important. We hope you realize just how important teaching your puppy about our world really is.
We can tell you right now, we have trained puppies all day everyday for 5 years now. And out of those thousands of days, there are days where we are tired, and just don’t feel like training. It is boring when you think of it as “training”.
It takes a push at first to start something new, your desire will burn bright for the first few days but then you think you know what is next. Or you think you really don’t need direction. We can’t teach you to “want” to train your puppy, but we hope we can inspire you to do so. Remember why you brought that little face into your life….it made you happy. Staying happy is up to you. It is your choice. Do you want to be happy? As your puppy makes accomplishments with our program, the smile will come across your face, and the confidence will fill your heart.
This is the feeling we as trainers look for everyday. It is our euphoria. We hope it will be yours.
Kim & Christina