Just spending quality time with your dog can improve your health! Today I want you to take a break and get away from the anxiety of the holidays together. Invite your family or just sneak off with your dog, whichever will help you bust some stress!
I have been keeping up with the blogs and doing my daily tasks with my dogs each day. However today, I feel I could skip this event if I wanted to, because today was Yoga day. I can’t seem to do Yoga without the help of some doggie rumps and faces in my face. Perhaps it is because they can here the video instructor say “Downward Dog” and “Upward Dog” or maybe its due to my grunting, but most likely its because I am a captive audience on the floor!
Although I did some major bonding with my dogs today, I still intend to get out and do this task cause it is simple and fun!
All I really want you to do, is grab your car keys and your dog and head off for a little holiday drive to see some Christmas lights. When I was a kid there were several blocks and neighborhoods in my town where almost everyone went all out to decorate the outsides of their homes. The city even gave out awards for the most well decorated neighborhood. Every year we would either walk up and down those city streets or drive and sing carols. It is one of my favorite memories and things to do during the holidays!
So find a ritzy neighborhood and go enjoy some Christmas lights with some good hot chocolate and your best friend.
I have been a professional dog trainer and pet sitter for over 20 years. I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, through the international Certification Counsel of Professional Dog Trainers. I have trained and worked with police, Schutzhund and personal protection dogs. I trained Assistance Dogs in a men’s prison and ran my own nonprofit organization to take adult dogs from shelters and to train them to assist children and adults with disabilities, at no charge to my clients. My nonprofit organization and I were nominated for several awards of merit and even made the front page of the Denver Post. I was a veterinary technician for many years, where I learned about all aspects of health and preventative medicine. I have trained and worked with exotic animals and cheetahs. I introduced a temperament testing program in my local shelter and sat on the board of directors. I volunteered with my dog “Mr. Snitch” and helped local children learn to read. I have attained obedience titles and several blue ribbons. I am constantly in search of ways to continue my education and excellence when it comes to animals, their behavior and their health.