Modern dog trainers, we talk about wellness a lot. We talk about the Four Pillars of Behaviour Wellness, we talk about the importance of regular health checks and providing enrichment. For our dogs.
But there is a whole other half of the equation: you!
And you need those things too.
You cannot be a good learner when you are stressed, sore, tired, hungry or afraid.
You cannot be a good teacher, either.
Just like your dog deserves to feel safe and relaxed in their home, to be free from chronic tension or stress, to have opportunities to do appropriate enrichment activities and to spend time in nature, so do you! You deserve all those things.
Put your own oxygen mask on first. Ask for help when you need it.
You got this.