Ark Animal Tracks May/June 2008

Diana L. Guerrero’s Ark Animal Tracks: May-June 2008

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Volume 6, Number 5/6

Publisher: Guerrero Ink

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Copyright © 2008 Diana L. Guerrero. All rights reserved.

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May/June News & Tips

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IN THIS ISSUE

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1. Tales from the Trips (Latest News)

2. Discussion for the Month:

3. Critter Chronicles

4. Schedule of Upcoming Events & Appearances

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1. Tales from the Trips (Latest News)

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Okay, I didn’t fall off the face of the earth but I bet you are wondering just what is up.

The good news is that I am recovering but I don’t have a lot of energy at the moment as I am on the mend from Adrenal Fatigue. I wrote a little bit about it on the blog but the orders are to take it easy and relax—which for some reason has been a challenge.

Anyway, I am combing the May/June newsletter and it is going to be brief. So bear with me. I anticipate being a bit more of myself within 60-90 days if all goes well.

Cross your fingers that it is faster than that.

In the meantime, if you want to leave any feedback, or questions, please comment on the blog.

Until next month or next blog post…

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2. Discussion for the Month

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This month we began filming some segments for the Unusual Animal Career series and Pet Parenting School. I hope to have some of it edited an up within a month or so.

Except for that, I have not been doing much. Reading, resting, and kayaking is about all that I can handle.

However I have to say that one of the last cases I saw was a disappointment. Believe it or not, I hate it when my clients choose not to follow the prescribed program to alter behavior.

They pay me the same either way but since I am in my career because it is a passion—I get more happiness when I see that they are successful.

Recently a veterinarian I met said, “It isn’t a price issue—it is a convenience issue.”

Although she was referring to people feeding quality food over junk food, it also applies to my behavior modification and therapy practice.

People often do not want to change their habits. They don’t like this discomfort. It is not convenient because it takes effort.

In this case, the client did not want to make their dog uncomfortable—since it was an aggression case—I really don’t understand.

They said they wanted to change the behavior—but then they are not working the program.

Once I had a case that I hoped would be solved in six to eight weeks. The people did not want to do the work BUT they did some of it. Wouldn’t you know it, they called me six months later to say that all was well and they were thrilled.

Personally, I didn’t understand why they wouldn’t want to solve their problems in a shorter amount of time—but they were happy and so I was too.

Anyway, the convenience and habit issues are some of the main reasons I want to get the Pet Parenting School off the ground this year.

If people got off on the right foot (or paw as the case may be) it would eliminate many behavioral issues down the road and make for a peaceable kingdom in the home and in public.

At least that is what I’d like to see! How about you?

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3. Critter Chronicles

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The weather finally began to warm up—and then it snowed today!

Although it might sound strange to you, it isn’t anything significant or to worry about in our neck of the woods. In fact, we need the precipitation and so are glad to have it.

However, I am sure some of the business owners are worried about what it might do to the tourist traffic for the Memorial Day weekend.

As for me, I was really happy it warmed up. Every morning I amble down to the marina to hop into a kayak and paddle out to see what is new.

This week the carp began spawning. Actually, it is more like an orgy. If you have not ever checked out the Fawnskin Flyer check out the video I shot from the kayak and you can see what I mean.

The pelicans are gone but the geese, mallards, wood ducks, coots, and other waterfowl are active.

Funny, I needed a doctor’s order to get out to kayak but I think it is going to be a habit that won’t take much nudging for the rest of the summer!

One of the reasons it is so interesting is that things change drastically on a daily basis. Sometimes there are ospreys or maybe an eagle flying overhead. Then there is a constant change in the lake itself.

On the shore things have been interesting since the bears and a few predators have decided to live in closer proximity than usual.

If you haven’t read the living with bear tips I put up on the blog—go there now: http://www.arkanimals.com

In the meantime, let me know if there are any other topics you want me to discuss. I will get to them!

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4. Schedule of Upcoming Events & Appearances

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My calendar is now live online. I am not scheduling much at the moment during recovery but you can access it at http://www.arkanimals.com/calendar/

Teleseminar Sign up: http://tinyurl.com/yukf8d

If you would like an animal behavior or training appointment just call (800) 818-7387 or you can book an appointment online. Don’t forget that I also do phone consultations.

Thanks for your continued support and suggestions

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Have a great month and stay tuned!

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