Here at Fen View we have recently had a couple of puppies join our little farm. They are sweet and fun, but they have no idea of boundaries or what their role is on the farm. Teaching them to do the right thing, like barking to go out when they need to go to the bathroom or staying off the furniture takes time, patience and consistency.
Not unlike ourselves, puppies and even some of our plants, need training. Each day we have to use the same words and actions to teach the puppies what is acceptable and what is not. In much the same way some of our plants need to be staked, pruned or taught to climb a fence or trellis. Each day we must check to see that the plants are still growing in the right direction so that they can be properly supported.
People, too, need to…
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