Brandon's become a lot more self-assured in the recent years. He has a very Zen approach to meeting other dogs, in contrast to when we got him 9 years ago. He'd have built a reputation of being a bit volatile around other dogs - one or two neighbours remember him that way but that's in the past for this James Deane. He did a lot of self-work, he went to classes to learn clicker-training, Tellington Touch and came up with his very on technique of self-soothing which involved him carrying an object on walks to focus his attention.
He is a combination of important business consultant - who's time is invaluable - and clown, using his winning grin to remind you you've forgotten to give him his treat. When it comes to his walks yet he is accepting of changes to plans and will always allow himself to be in the moment. He's full of contrasts - you'd see him marching purposefully on his morning walk with no time for chit chat, yet carrying one of his teddies or a sock in his mouth. Moments later he's made a decision that we're having a Mindfulness Day where reverence is given to nature - we stop to inhale all the wonderful seasonal aromas - this must not be rushed!
- Brandon sitting in the corner
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I call animals "guardians of Being," especially animals that live with humans. Because, for many humans, it's through their contact with animals they get in touch with that level of being. Eckhart Tolle