Saturday, August 2, 2008

Puppy teaches compassion


Well, I'm learning compassion these days from a new teacher -- a Great Dane puppy! Princeton is testing my compassion A LOT by biting me when he wants to play. He just wants to play and is too young to know better, but it hurts! Dog trainers say the best response is to remain calm and withdraw briefly or offer another toy. Easier said than done when it goes on and on and on.

When I told one of my spiritual friends about this, he replied, “Pet animals are great teachers. Maybe that's why we don't have any !!”



I love the Dog Buddha from WonderfullyWacky.com. My own puppy-teacher can’t maintain this peaceful expression for long.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dog Buddha is great! And i love this blog and wish every Dane and dog lover would come and comment! It's just the best!!!

Abbey said...

I love the little Buddah. I read to just to withdraw when Chels bit 2...but sometimes I felt if i did that I would never be with her...lol...

She did pass this stage and now only trys to mouth my hand (as its at her head height) if shes excited & a firm No stops her...

Hang in there...