Tag Archives: positive reinforcement

green

  Green means new – oh, colour of the heart, here we start again with beginner’s mind… . empty and full of love and You. making gentle mistakes – oh never ending learning curve. thank heavens you bend toward justice! … Continue reading

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EASY

all the holy ones talk about a life of simplicity. and thus we monks train daily for it. simplicity  – that much discussed and misunderstood holy poverty… which is in turn the state of non-attachment …… . in training the … Continue reading

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Santa’s hat

With a tail that would not stop wagging, She was excited to wear the hat…. unless it was the cheese… after all, all of us come into this world naked … it takes practice to wear any uniform… either way … Continue reading

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Obedience

daily practice is hard. somedays all we need is someone to be with us. . Stay. Breathe.                                      Thank you.    

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focus

together we enter the therapy gym, and my canine partner shines! greeting all with quiet grace, finding access in the smallest of spaces. gently laying his head into the crook of an arm, or standing next to  a woman who … Continue reading

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Really?

Yes. Really.

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Woof?

you said Yes? You said yes!

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