You're wearing me out MOM!
Does anyone else get mentally tired after training and working with your dogs? I don't know if it is just me but when I spend one-on-one time with the dogs and we are intently working on some behavior technique, I think I get as tired as they do! I know it's one of the reasons I can usually only walk two different dogs at two different times. I become totally immersed in the bond, connection and training that I'm too exhausted to walk another dog. Physically and mentally.
All the different personalities and quirks that make each dog tick, I try to use to my advantage while always exploring new ideas and techniques. And it doesn't seem to matter what we are working on, I always need a good mental rest before being able to go to the next dog. I don't know how dog trainers and behaviorist do it. Going from one dog to the next and still be so sharp. I was wore out after an hour of just Silver, Brut and Fiona and we were just in the living room!
It's a good tired. Like being in tune with them so much that you