Friday, September 10, 2010

The Same Horse

The other day I was teaching a lesson and learned one myself.  After demonstrating the behaviors we wanted to work on and discussing it, the gentleman shared with me some words that had been told to him years ago, by a horse trainer: 

"You never put put the same horse back in the barn."

Whether by doing, or un-doing, you never put away the same animal you took out.  Think about it.  It is up to you whether the dog you finish your lesson with has been built up, or torn down, whether there are positive lessons or the dog has learned to ignore you and disobey. But it is never the same animal you started with that day.  Make your day count.