Now that I’m out from under a few projects that we’ve been working on it’s time to update you on what’s been going on over here.
The recently published post, WordPress is good and bad for websites got me thinking about all there is to know about working in web development and design. Every day presents a new challenge as there are myriad ways to solve any given issue. But that’s part of the fun because I LOVE problem solving. The geek in me geeks out when a new skill is mastered and the mama in me relishes the relationship building with clients.
It’s Time for a #PaigeUpdate!
Speaking of relationships, I’m building an important once with Paige, our mascot. She’s nearly five months old already and there’s been so much learning going on for her, and who am I kidding, for me too. It’s like having a baby in a way, although she has yet to wake us up in the night, knock wood…
She is all kinds of smart and sassy. I’m not going to lie and say she listens all the time because really, what fun would that be? But she will do most things we ask of her for special treats. She’s really been a wonderful addition to our family.
Side note…(the Mister was dead set against getting a pup but now? He’s more in love with her than me and the little dude!)
During Spring Break we spent a few hours helping miss Paige learn to say ‘Hi’ nicely. She is an enthusiastic and sociable pup but she tends to jump up on the most unsuspecting people. So, we asked those walking by on the seawall to help out by meeting her calmly and giving her treats. She had a chance to meet other dogs and put smiles on many faces which is great for her confidence.
Mastering SPEAK and SHHH
Check out the video below and watch her master these two important commands.
Now if only github was so easy…
As you can see in the video we’re teaching Paige to SPEAK and SHUSH. This handy duo of commands work together to encourage her to vocalize and to stop when needed. Barking at people or random noises when she’s a bit freaked out won’t help her learn to live in a city full of noise. She needs to learn to be unafraid as we walk across busy streets with transport trucks whizzing by and the like. Not only will teaching her these commands encourage calmness but ultimately they’ll keep her safe.
Dog Training and Website Development
Training our new pup every day reminds me of the work I do in web development and design. It can be a daily grind, repeating the same things over and again. But each time a challenge is conquered (or Gitbash behaves as it should or media queries (OMG!) fall in line) I know that the feeling of satisfaction will be worth it.
If you don’t know what that or any of this is, it’s cool. That’s why I’m here. And while dog training and web development may seem similar, at least to me, sharing the fun with you is just that. Fun. Because we are a creative agency that builds gorgeous websites, not a dog training academy. WOOF!