Monday, March 3, 2014

snowed in again

Happy Monday everyone!
We're iced in again. It started early yesterday morning and quickly dumped about 4 inches of sleet on us. Then last night it turned into pretty snow. So there's another inch of snow on top of that.  I hear the main highway is horrible so I'm staying home.
I'm going to spend some time doing things around the house like fixing my sons bed (broken due to jumping).

I'm excited to be creating my puppy primer package today.  It's going to be a nice package of information for new pup owners that includes answers to the most commonly asked questions.  It'll have nutrition, veterinary, training, potty training and behavioral information in it.  I'll also have some trick card handouts as a starter for students.

If you have a puppy, or have ever had one, what were your main hurdles? Obviously potty training and biting are huge issues and will be addressed.

Hope everyone has a safe day!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

lost and found.

So, the other week I ran into McDonalds for breakfast. Hey, don't knock the egg mcmuffin my friend. It's good, fast, and inexpensive! 
But I digress.  I ran in and ordered. While waiting, the young man asked if I was having a good morning. I said I was and that I was between clients. Of course this raised the question of "what type of clients?".  At that point in time, I was between dog training clients. As luck has it, this young man mentioned his dog and some of the problems he was having with it.  I gave him my number and told him to send me a message so I could give him some links to helpful techniques. 
Now, right about now you're scratching your head wondering if this post is on the wrong page. No, it's not. I'm also a dog trainer. 
You're also wondering what the heck this has to do with massage....I'm getting to it.  Keep reading.

So, I went about my day and happily received a text message from him. I sent him the links and that was pretty much it. 

Well, today I ran into the same McD's needing food AND hoping to run into this nice young man. TaDAAH! There he was, in all his friendly glory. Truly...he was a pleasure to interact with. Intelligent, engaging...not McD' material if you ask me. MUCH more awaits this kid. Again, I am distracted.  point..point...what's my point?
Well, he mentioned that he had lost my contact information but found me online. He looked up my name and found my blog.

"I have a blog??" I asked? 
And then it hit me. 

I have a blog.

When I finally made it home I googled myself.  And lo and behold...There I am on Google. 

My somewhat forgotten/lost blog. 
And now, my found blog.

So,. what do I do with this blog? In the past I'd say "not much".  But now, I think I will try a little experiment.  I'm going to write in my blog every week.  Even if it's a synopsis of my activities for the week I would like to see how blogging affects my life.

This site was originally created as my massage therapy blog. I think it would be fair to have blogs for dog training as well considering my goal is to have a 50/50 split of activities in my life.

SO...Thank you to the awesome guy at McD's for reminding me of my blog. 
And thanks to the universe for sending me to eat a yummy egg mcmuffin that day!

More to come!