• Kim James

    March 7, 2020 at 5:54 am

    Hi Lauren,

    to quote a French man and an Australian Criminal (Ned Kelly)….

    “Such is life, that whatever is proposed, it is much easier to find reasons for rejecting than embracing.”

    Stress definitely has the ability to make us default, in our attitude and behaviours. I see it everyday. Ive learnt..Teaching relies heavily on attitude, embracing the moments that test you as a teacher and finding a moment within that to realise perhaps I will first seek to understand then to be understood, enables a better analysis and often provides a clearer way forward.

    Id say 100% from your dogs previous experience its behaviour justified the level of response from the description above.

    Just remember from the operant conditioning cycle, your focus is on the behaviour not the individual.

    Thank you for sharing you experiences and being honest and sincere.