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Communication is a Two Way Street

Posted by on Dec 10, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Communication is a Two Way Street

People often wonder “If only dogs could talk.” I’m pretty sure dogs think the canine equivalent of “If only humans would listen!” The other day I had a conversation with a woman at the store she worked at in Denver. Somehow (!) the topic moved on to dogs (Go figure! Not that I am dog obsessed or anything.) She started telling me about her dog, a sweet young girl who was going in for knee surgery the next morning. She was wondering aloud how on earth she was going to get her 3 year...

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How Does Mindfulness Apply to Raising a Dog?

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How Does Mindfulness Apply to Raising a Dog?

Mindfulness refers to being fully in the present moment, paying attention to what is happening in front of us, without judgement. It means getting out from under the barrage of thoughts that are constantly running through our heads, noticing they are just thoughts, and letting them go. (At least for a little while!) Mindfulness takes practice. It is often difficult to remember to be mindful, and it is not easy to stay mindful, especially when we are overwhelmed and busy. We spend so much time...

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