Are you familiar with Lady Gaga?
She’s a pop singer with a HUGE following.
She’s done some outrageous stunts that have made many people angry. Here’s a short list:
1. Wore a dress made out of raw meat to the 2010 Music Awards.
2. Showed up at the 2011 Grammy Awards red carpet encased in a gigantic, see-through egg
3. She set her boobs on fire.
4. And the most unforgivable - she kissed Kermit the frog and then turned him into a poncho that she wore.
Anyway, Lady Gaga fans are known as Little Monsters and one thing I admire about her is how much she appreciates and loves her Little Monsters.
Which is why I am having a hard time writing today’s hard hitting, information packed, entertaining and informational blog post.
There is no one that appreciates my readers as much as I do. Every week I get so many emails from many of you telling me how much I have helped train your dogs. I keep all of them in a special file I have.
But last week this email came in:
“Just watched your leash walking video-very good. But you need to dress more professionally to establish credibility - monogram shirt buttoned up with a nice pair of pants and wearing shoes and socks.”
I wrote back kind of a nasty response which I partially regretted. I regret it because I have dealt with a red hot temper most of my life and have made some truly stupid mistakes.
I said partially because I am what I am.
What you read in my daily email is the real me. I am a laid back, dog lovin, Jimmy Buffett listening, beach walking, optimistic, barefoot guy trying to be a good husband and father.
I walk around most of the day with no shoes on in shorts and a T-shirt.
I truly feel that you should see me as I really am. In my videos and courses, you see the real me, warts and all. You know by now that I have ADHD, can’t spell, can’t use tools all that well, and am a situational introvert.
If this is not your cup of tea, if you need the super professional dude with perfectly pressed slacks and a monogrammed shirt, I understand that we will not be a good fit and there are no hard feelings if you move onto a different trainer.
I have one goal - to provide the best service, the most value helping you train your dog. Do I stumble - yes. But I also work hard to overcome any mistakes I have made.
Anyway, let me finish with this. If you have been with me for a few days or a few years and decide that you are going to move on, I completely understand and I want to thank you for hanging out with me and hope that I was able to help you with your dog.
For those of you that are staying, THANK YOU!
I really do appreciate you and am grateful for the opportunity to help you with your dog. I know how important your best friend is to you and it’s an honor that you trust me enough to show up every day and read my emails.
Okay, let’s have a big virtual group hug and meet up tomorrow morning.
P.S. This is the course that is causing all the hubbub: Leash Walking Secrets