When I was 12 years old, I experienced the most humiliating event of my young life with a doctor who was trying to be helpful. That event changed who I was and how I processed information and led me to become the dog trainer that I am today. What if the things that we look at as our greatest challenges are actually our biggest blessings? And how could that help our dogs?
In the episode you'll hear:
- About my family and my introduction to riding a bike.
- Why my brothers talked about my determination as if I were an alien.
- My love of Nancy Drew books as a child.
- How an ophthalmologist changed my young life forever.
- Why I thought I was weird and how I just tried to figure things out.
- My experience at University in an English course and why I stopped reading.
- The years I spent with undiagnosed dyslexia and how that shaped me.
- What I want you to know about answers existing.
- About not giving anyone the power to make you feel less than.
- How there are dogs out there who need us.
WOW what a powerful podcast! This podcast is more than dealing with being dyslexic or having a disability, it’s message is something we all can relate to in everyday life. Thank you for sharing.
Susan I can relate to your story to identify your dyslexia! When I was it the 8th/9th grade we were given an IQ test. I knew that I had issue but didn’t know why. They wouldn’t give me the results so I asked my mom to call and find out. After several weeks. Mom told me that she hadn’t call them. In my young mind I thought “they told her that I was dumb and mom didn’t want to tell me that”. I was an avg student going toward. Then when I was in my 2nd year in college in an educational class, we were studying about learn disabilities- and there it was —I had dyslexia! I graduate with high grades from college. AND both my sons have it! I told my sons everyone has something they can’t do—some can’t run, some can’t ride horses etc. they got special training and it didn’t effect they abilities to do great. Dog are the same way. Some dogs can’t do one thing but are great at everything else. Thanks for sharing!
Great Podcast! I also know this to be true. Weirdos unite!
I am weird too…..and struggle with my weirdness daily. I’m very glad you shared your story as you show us that, no matter who we are, how we are made, we can still achieve great things if we persevere and don’t give up. Thank you for your honesty and gifted teaching.
Love this! I am an educator, taught public school for 17 years, I taught many dyslexic children. My husband is dyslexic. I now own a dog boarding, grooming and training business. Since meeting you in 2019 in Hot Springs, I have enrolled in your on line coaurses. I am using your programs to train my dogs as well as my clients. You and Bob Bailey have made difference for me, my dogs and my clients. Thank you!