This month marks the 1 year anniversary of Project K9 being in business. It’s been a long 12 months, but looking back, I wouldn’t have changed a thing. I pushed myself, I took on cases that put me out of my comfort zone, but into the ‘learning zone’. I can now tell if a dog will be too much for me. I found this out the hard way, as I took on a case that was too difficult for my current skill set. The learning curve was too high on where I was at that given moment. However, I persevered and in the process, ended up learning some very hard lessons.
Now, I have the confidence, the skill, and the smarts to say ‘This dog is a little above where my skillset is. Let me recommend you a different trainer who will be able to help you.’ No pride, no shame, just fact.
I have made mistakes, and I will continue to make them. But that’s what makes me human. I have learned from them. I am better, I am faster, and I can read behavior more accurately. I have tuned my body language and practiced the things I needed to learn how to get better. In a year, I have made a tremendous leap, and have gained the confidence to call myself a ‘Trainer’.
I have learned how to correctly use different tools on the market, I have taught people how to use them, I have seen success, and I have learned how to modify my body language in order to get across the right message to the dog.
I offer my services with confidence KNOWING I can help. I know what I am doing, and it shows. I will always be a student, and I will always want to learn more about ANYTHING dog. But I know what to do now, and I know where I want to go in my career. My new plans and goals are starting to take form.
I have new goals, I have more education, and I am always realistic. I won’t give up. Tell me I can’t do it. I dare you. By trying to bring me down, it lifts me up. It gives me the drive to keep going. I can do it, and I will. I have, and I will keep going. I will be great.
I am happy with my progress and I have much to show for it. I am ready for what is coming.
Change is coming. Good change, and exciting change. And I’m ready. Bring it.