Here’s what I love about this picture.  My dog and I are both sitting on the floor.  We are paying full attention to each other not because there’s a treat, a toy, a pinch collar, an e-collar, a clicker, the promise of a walk to the dog run, but because we both have an investment in the relationship.  It is primary, deeply satisfying, wildly important and because of that, when we work together, everything else becomes secondary.  And amen to that.

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