As the face of a professional business its important that I keep the head down, focus on what I do, and turn a blind eye to others. All I can do is continue to educate myself, become the very best behaviour consultant I can be, and hope that should dog owners need help then they would choose to knock on my door.
While the majority of my 'study time' is spent researching the latest doggie science, I have put in many hours of 'running a business' study over the years, and continue to attend business operations seminars.
Here's my dilemma. Its business suicide to 'bad mouth' other businesses. Its petty, comes across as spiteful, and is quite unethical.
There has been a lot of talk recently of a need for a dog park here in Cork. I have been asked for my opinion several times but I have been cautious to answer for the fear that people would assume I am against the idea for selfish reasons.
I've decided to write my opinion down as a way to give you a little insight into what happens when dogs play off leash, and explain to you the psychological impact dog parks have on dogs.
In 2002 years ago a bubbly young girl flashed onto out TV screens - literally - and immediately hit the headlines for quotes such as
"Where's East Angular though? I thought that was abroad." and "Rio de Janeiro, ain't that a person?"
She was laughed at, ridiculed, and publicly bashed these quotes and more.
I remember at the time thinking to myself that if you've never been told something then how are just expected to just know it? And that's stuck with me.
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