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I am the Dog Trainer Girl. A wife to a wonderful husband, momma to 2 boys, one that is a mini-me and makes me call my dad and appologize on a regular basis. I am owned by a Corgi named Yadi. I'm a Baseball girl, who likes bats, ball and bases on my diamonds. Go Cardinals!!!

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Silver Linings

It has been almost a month since I have been working from home.  My own pups have come a long way in their behavior at home.  We still have our challenges, don't get me wrong, they are in no way perfect and they never will be.  Yadi still barks at the neighbors and runs the fence with the neighbor's dog barking at her in a playful way thankfully.  I've tried to keep Kona from picking up that habit as well. 

Kona has her bad habit of counter surfing that we are still working on, but all and all they are really great dogs.  

I've been working on several things in my down time.  Most of it has been to make my training better for everyone else.  I have been wanting to make an online portion of training for a long time.  There are things I feel that are really important to teach that we just don't have time to go over when we are
working with the dogs in a session.  So this gives us that chance to do it.  The problem is that the training that I do in person does not necessarily transfer over to online training.  So I'm having to totally redo everything.  Needless to say, it's setting me behind.  Then there is the problem that I'm not sure exactly what I'm doing, as far as an online platform for the classes and how to put the information together.  So I'm taking a class to help me with it and trying to keep my students going at the same time, and man is it stressful.  

I have had a bit of a break I've taken a couple days to myself and I need to get in the habit now of taking at least two days a week to myself and trying to practice self-care.  I do feel better than I have a long time, I feel as if I may be coming out of my burn out.  I just don't want to see myself fall back into it as soon as this is virus is over if I go right back to doing the same things.  Working 7 days a week, 13 hours a day.  I have to learn some healthy boundaries so that I have more to give to my family, friends, and clients.  

I had fun going out and working with Kona and Yadi while Ian played on his swing set the other day.  I took Kona though the weave poles and she was actually pretty good at them.  Yadi likes them and wanted a treat too.  I need to work with him sitting and staying while I work with her, and vise versa.
I still need to work on Kona's Novice and Intermediate trick titles.  Hopefully, I will get around to that this week.  

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