If it seems like a lot of the things I’m doing are small and simple, well….they ARE. It’s not my goal here to provide a how to all at once, for any one behavior; that’s just not how training works at the moment. I tackle a little bit of this, and a little bit of that, and there is a LOT of assembly going on. What do I mean by that? Well, there is a lot of training going on, but at the moment none of it really yields a finished product with respect to behavior. I work on things that don’t always seem like they have any importance in the grand scheme of things. But, there are a lot of pieces that are required to be assembled before I can even think about more grandiose behaviors. AND, a lot of the time, if I concentrate on those pieces, the larger behaviors, some of them at least, seem to magically just happen.
Of course it’s not MAGIC. It’s splitting things down in to manageable chunks, and approaching each of those little tasks with a curiosity and sense of inquiry that promotes more and more learning and enjoyment on the part of both dog and human alike.
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