Saturday, March 29, 2008

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Could this be about training my dogs?

"I will act now. I will act now. I will act now. Henceforth, I will repeat these words each hour, each day, everyday, until the words become as much a habit as my breathing, and the action which follows becomes as instinctive as the blinking of my eyelids.

With these words I can condition my mind to perform every action necessary for my success. I will act now. I will repeat these words again and again and again. I will walk where failures fear to walk. I will work when failures seek to rest. I will act now for now is all I have.

Tomorrow is the day reserved for the labor of the lazy. I am not lazy. Tomorrow is the day when the failure will succeed. I am not a failure. I will act now.

Success will not wait. If I delay, success will become wed to another and lost to me forever. This is the time. This is the place.

I am the person."

- Og Mandino

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Control Unleashed Class- Red Relaxing

Red is learning to relax in Control Unleashed class.

During the before class twilight time, Red is mostly on his mat. He was so relaxed today on his mat that he almost fell asleep twice.

Red's kennel in not in the ring near all the other dogs because he has a history of crate screaming. He has gotten alot better but I still worry that he will disrupt the other dogs (and handlers!) Today was the first week that he was relaxed enough in his crate to put his head down and close his eyes.

We have also been working on calm crate behavior at home.

Friday, March 7, 2008