Slightly controversial heading today some might say, however I honestly believe if you are feeling like your dog’s behaviour is getting a bit out of control or that there are lots of things you would like to change but you just don’t know where to start. Start by stopping…. spend a few days, not trying to change anything just BE with your dog and if you really must do something then OBSERVE, it’s amazing what you will see. If you are a real “do er”(I know that’s not a word, but I bet you know what I mean) then feel free to take notes on your observations.
I don’t know about anyone else but I am a bit of a “do er” sometimes I just can’t stop and not just once but a few times I have gone off down some random path trying to change things and realise a few days/weeks/months even years! later that if I had just stopped for a bit I would have wasted a lot less time doing for doing’s sake.