Monday 15th April 2013 was something of a revelation for me, a real lightbulb moment.
And yes, I was at a P!nk concert rather than at a dog training conference.
The part that is still resonating in my heart even now was when P!nk went ahead and played piano live (second time ever on a tour). She was good. And she messed up a little, in public, yet laughed and carried on.
Relevance to dog training?! Well, I think it’s pretty darn important that we don't expect perfection from ourselves or our canine companions EVEN after lots of hard work and practice.
Mistakes are a natural part of learning, it’s about having the confidence and resilience to carry on without panicking that counts!
Have a great week
Morag and the collie girls
PS If YOU want help dealing with mistakes and hiccups in your training then why not Borrow My Brain for half an hour. Targeted advice and clear action plans to give you more success in your training or behaviour rehab work.
Here's the link to what happened (still gives me goosebumps!)
WARNING she does swear gently when the mistake happens