My golden retriever, Gabriel, can be pretty hyper and intense, so it’s amazing to see him literally melt in Cindy’s arms as she works her magic touch.
However, it isn’t just Cindy’s expert ability to work with Gabriel’s oh-so-tight muscles that impresses me. She also has a wonderfully fine attunement to Gabriel, sensing the very fine nuances of his emotions and behavior. This understanding helps guide her as she works with him, eliciting the very best results.
And Gabriel absolutely loves to go there. As soon as we turn in the drive he starts wagging his tail, whining and pacing.
I’ve learned to take his collar off before we go in, because as soon as the door opens he jumps in the pool!