During a webinar I attended last week, the host, Heidi Metro said “who are you when things get tough?”
This made me pause.
Life is not about everything being happy and plodding along in a forward motion.
Life and our experiences or even your dog’s experiences and how you see them can appear to be anything but what you judge as progress.
Leaving you feeling annoyed, frustrated, angry, lost or even wanting to give up.
In many situations, when you experience set backs, this can dismantle your expectations.
Let the perceived set backs blow up your expectations.
Once you allow yourself to let go of expectations, you will be able to be in the moment of what your dog truly needs.
Sometimes, this is taking a few steps back or it’s trying something new, or its just taking a break.
When you can shift your perspective from focusing on achieving the next goal and you just show up and meet your dog where he is at in this moment, this shifts you into one of compassion and empathy and allowing you at least step a foot into your dog’s world.
Recognizing your dog’s emotional state in the moment can be the guide in moving you forward.
Not sure how or what your dog is feeling?
Curious about how your dog’s emotional state impacts your dog’s behavior?
Want to learn how you can let go of your own expectations and how to show up for your dog?
Let’s chat and I can share with you how my Growl to Grow program can support you!