Welcome!! This is a journal about my dogs and what we do.
All my dogs have their own websites that you can see by clicking their photo in the sidebar.

Jake's site (click for site) is the most active right now with new posts in addition to the facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/laurelstone).

This site is a work in progress and has become a source of information. When asked a question I would write a post to answer
it which led to a post to summarize the questions. Check the sidebar for this type of information.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Watching the best..

Thank you Monique for this….
Watching the world’s best-dog trainers at work is a joy.

It is like watching an actor morph into the person that their dog needs at precisely the right moment. Their emotions change at the flip of a light switch, as needed. Their dogs respond perfectly to the changed emotions, believing every thing that they are told.

None of this is accomplished through words. It is facial expressions, sounds, and body movements. Sometimes our tried and tested praise words are so worn-out, that we utter them with boredom. If you use 'yes, or 'good dog' record yourself, and from your tone alone, decide if you are delivering the right message.

Once you can make your dog feel how you need him to feel, you have become a trainer.
With the exception of a handful of trainers in the world who have this skill mastered, the rest of us will be on a life quest to achieve this. I hope you enjoy the journey as much as I do!
Monique Anstee
Victoria, BC
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