Whew, summer went fast! I spent most of it getting used to being a father for the first time! I am now a pro at changing diapers and I am humbled by the emotional connection I have with our new little girl. I also had the privilege of taking some trips (for various reasons) to St. Louis, Milwaukee, Saugatuck (MI), Peoria (IL), Ohio, Ft. Wayne, and a few others. One of the perks of working at a small, private University is getting your summer months off! Well, its “back-to-school” for me and I’m ready to kick things into gear: this Fall will include LOTS of brainstorming, studying/researching, and dog training practice!
I want to start that process of by taking a deeper look into NDT. Human beings learn and retain information in different ways. Some methods are quite useful and others just don’t work well for people. For instance, I tend to learn best through visualization and experience, and then apply it to what I learn via written text. As for my learning process, application, and hopeful teaching of Natural Dog Training to others, I’m going to spend the next 21 days re-exploring Kevin Behan’s, Your Dog is Your Mirror: The Emotional Capacity of Our Dogs and Ourselves. Reading it all the way through the first time was one experience, but this time around I will read one chapter a day and post my own reflections for each: hopefully you will have some feedback to offer! Be sure to follow me daily for the next 21 days in the YDIYM page under the Blogs and Articles tab.
Here we go,