Well it’s been quite an awesome year of some amazing work with some amazing dogs and their committed owners…As we roll into 2016 in our new training space “The K Nine Solutions Gym”…..
…we have a ton on our mind…New Group Classes, Seminars, Workshops, Retail…you name it! But, with all that said, our main focus and thought are still driven by how we train dogs and how to be better at helping people train their dogs. There are so many different thoughts, schools, ideas and systems out there it can often be overwhelming and believe us, we are overwhelmed at times too, but the key is to ask “what is working?”…and that is where we start this year off.
Here is what works:
Maybe not in that order but for the most part…Maybe we call it PPACC. Yes, PPACC “PAC” Patience, Persistence, Accountability, Commitment and Consistency. No magic sauce, no secrets, no formulas…hard work, love, care, and honesty in your intentions. Now of course I could go on an on with the nuance, subtleties and variations of each dog, owner, session etc…but I won’t for now..that comes later.
The truth is that just like any other creative or skillful endeavor we go to school for it…we study, we practice, we work. And if we do, we get results. Our craft gets better, our product or end result sounds, looks and feels better. Now I am not saying your dog is a product, but if you look at training as a creative endeavor full of passion and love, you better believe your dog is a product of that. Just like our kids, our friends, our world is a product of what we put in, expect, practice and preach…
So for this year we want to push even harder to continue to create successful relationships with our dogs, ultimately your dogs and with our clients.
Let’s do it…let’s commit…let’s work hard and not give up on them, or us. Let’s be Patient, Persistent, Accountable, Committed and Consistent…in life..not just with our dogs…in life…since that is what we bring every day…our best selves.
Keep Calm and Be Assertive this year!!!
The K Nine Solutions Team
Eric, Justin and Kai