Lead By Example

On our walk today, Risa and I passed by a lady walking her two dogs. We’ve passed this particular woman before (at least 2 other times). The second time I saw her, she made a point to tell me that she was doing what I was doing. She’d seen me giving Risa treats as we passed her and her dog and decided to give it a try herself! I grinned widely.

Today, when we saw her again, she told me that she was doing like I told her. She had a clicker and was click/treating her dogs as Risa and I walked past. Again, I smiled at her and beamed inside.

It reminded me that people are always watching. You can enlighten people and share your knowledge with them simply by doing what you always do. The proof is in the pudding, as they say. The results of your training are right there for anyone to see. :D

About Jamie

I'm just a traditionally-trained artist with interests in dog training. I also volunteer as a dog trainer with an organization that helps veterans train their own service dogs and I currently volunteer with a foster-based rescue. I also teach classes at the local obedience training club.
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