Imagine packing your life away and journeying to the Greek islands, driven merely by your love for animals. That’s precisely what our guest, dog behavior expert John Garstang, did when he left his bustling life in London. He opens up about his inspiring journey that led him to a rewarding career in dog training and shares his remarkable experiences in Zambia where he lent his skills to a struggling dog sanctuary. His tale is a potent reminder of how pursuing what you love can open doors to unexpected opportunities.
This episode isn’t just about our bond with animals, but also about the mutual growth and understanding that comes from these relationships. Get ready to be moved by stories of interspecies friendships and the incredible impact they can have on our lives. We also explore a book teaching children crucial soft skills through caring for animals, making it a great resource for parents and educators alike. John shares insights from his Positive Pet Academy, highlighting the fascinating parallels between parenting and pet training. Tune in, and let’s embrace together the beauty of our shared existence with the animal kingdom.