Adaptability

I am not so much of a dog lover – quite the opposite actually as I am a lover of cats and all things feline. This post is not about me so back to my dog post.

I have always wondered how some dogs can be easily trained to sit or fetch a book. As I don’t have any interest in practicing with a dog and understanding the practicalities of dog training, I did the next best thing; I got a book on dog training.

Amongst other interesting titbits, one thing that I feel compelled to share is the fact that when training a dog to do certain things, make sure you train the dog in different locations.

For example, if you want it to stand on its hind leg, make sure you train it in your garage, on the road, in the living room…you get the drift? Otherwise, your dog would learn to stand in just one location and if you try to make it stand in another location, it would stare at you cluelessly.

I am not saying human beings are dogs but have you noticed that this applies to us? How easy is it to eat breakfast in your own home but when you sleep at a friend’s you become finicky? Or how we tend to go to the same kind of restaurants and order the same kind of meals…anything else is tasteless sawdust.

Sometimes, we need to step out of our comfort zones and train our minds to adapt easily to situations. Not to change who we are but to adapt so that we can do certain things excellently in different environments.

In other news, it is my sister’s birthday today! Yippee yay!!! She is far away in Ghana being the awesome technological hotshot that she is. She is very adventurous by nature and she is the poster child of intelligence and adaptability. You could follow her blogs here and here.

Have a fab day people!

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