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Dog Show Success

Author: Barb L.
Skill: Energy Worker
Date: 04-12-2012
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Word Count: 522
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Testimonial ID: 7081-OR
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My dog is a Cairn Terrier. She is well-trained, but sometimes gets too tired and does not perform very well during a long show weekend. Part of this is my fault, I get too stressed out and she picks up on it.

Also, how to make her focus? But not too calm, either? When showing in the breed ring, a Cairn Terrier needs to be "feisty" but not a jerk, either. Can I say that?

Since my work with dogs for the last 20 years has been obedience, it was new to me, to allow a certain edge and exuberance for strutting around in the ring be the number one goal, not my obedience-roots where I normally want a dog to be more compliant and let me be the one "in charge" so to speak.

This is completely new territory. I did not want to ruin my dog, and make her "too obedient", but also tell her it was okay to be feisty and super-charged. hmmmm. How can I get this balance?

Joy, Common Sense, and Magnify Your Purpose are three oils that I used on my dog, along with my Healing Touch for Animals (HTA) work.

I used Common Sense for our training sessions, to help her focus on me and the task at hand. This seemed to really ground her, and sure enough, she gives me eye-to-eye contact almost as steadfast as a Border Collie! People are amazed to witness a Cairn Terrier work with such extreme focus!

Magnify Your Purpose, with my words to my dog spoken out loud: Your job is to do your best! You can tell all the other dogs who you are! (Don't laugh, she really seemed to comprehend this explanation to her and her attitude became tall.)

Sometimes, she gets worn out from the long drive and all the travel to these dog shows, so last weekend when we competed to earn her CHAMPION AKC Title, I put two drops of Joy on my palms, rubbed them together, and inhaled them myself. (I needed a boost in confidence, competition is fierce!)

Next, I smoothed the sides of her coat, and rubbed her little paws. She flicked her ears, and licked her chops in response.

April 7 & 8 2012 was a weekend to remember forever, as she showed for me beautifully and I also had confidence to stand shoulder to shoulder among the professional handlers and career breeders who have been at this for many years. This is only my 3rd year showing in the Conformation ring, and my Cairn Terrier won a 3 point major! She can now add CH in front of her name!

Did the Joy oil blend help me? I am sure it did! We were overjoyed and had a great weekend. The next day, Dezi also earned a 3 point major towards her GRAND Champion title.

Congratulations abound, and I am thankful for the Young Living Essential Oils in my life, to help ease my nerves and become more confident and calm for all future AKC events!

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