You’re busy doing all the things.
One day bleeds into the next and you’re continuing on the hamster wheel.
Demands of work are growing and you find little time for anything else besides doing the daily grind.
You’ve believed for so long that getting the work done and being productive is what you value.
When you feel like you’re not hitting your marks one day and your dog (from your perspective) is not cooperating, you get angry.
Your expectation of your dog to follow your rules and for you to feel in control is shattered.
You become angry at your dog for interrupting a meeting and then feel guilty for scolding your dog for doing what he natural does.
“The strings attached” love you are giving your dog sets you both up for failure.
You’re setting unrealistic expectations on your dog that your dog didn’t agree to in the first place nor did he consent to this relationship.
When you’re expectations go unmet, you feel betrayed.
This type of love is contingent on your dog fulfilling your needs and now your dog owes you a debt.
Neither of you are empowered and dare I say, you’re betraying yourself in the long run for your misplaced expectations.
What if you had the chance to experience love that opened your heart to receiving and giving kindness, respect and safety?
Would this be a type of love which gives you and your dog the freedom to be who you are as individuals and connect with one another in a dog friendly way?
Free from judgment and labeling of what your dog is doing or behaving?
Understanding your needs for connection and freedom without the need to control, dominate and overpower the other.
Your dog doesn’t need a disciplinarian.
Your dog needs you to show up freely and with kindness everyday and in every moment.
Letting go of your expectations and showing up with a curiosity of what you both can experience together.
Find out what happens in the space between letting go of what no longer serves you and your dog and what you get to receive from a truly loving bond.