This is my old lady, Dani Brown. Her official name is Dani, but I always manage to create nicknames for dogs. 😂
Dani has been with me for 8 years, and we continue to learn from each other. She mirrors me completely, is extremely dominant, and is the reason why I started my training career. It's so much easier for me to walk in and help a dog that I have no history with, so I completely relate to all my clients on how difficult it can feel to make progress with their dogs. We have ways of being, dogs mirror those ways, and it takes a lot of time, patience, and effort to begin reflecting a new relationship together.
Dani has been extremely leash reactive, pushy, and is always testing my leadership. (Also she's a major sweetheart, she just doesn't let me get away with anything!) Lately I've been making it a priority to help her through some residual issues I wasn't able to address with her without some inner work of my own first. •
They say we always get the dog we need, and it's true. Dani has helped me heal many parts of myself, and I love to see us both making progress together.
What does your dog's behavior say about you? There's always something we can learn about ourselves if we have the courage to look. If you need some support, I offer in-home training sessions, as well as one-on-one healing sessions for women (message me for more info about this) where I teach breathing exercises, guided meditations, etc. (see @balancedhuman )
Happy Monday, y'all!
Lots of love,
Cara 💚 #furryforestfriends