Baby Divya

Affectionately known as little demon, our youngest pack member is Divya. She is now a little over a year old. When she arrived at 8 weeks, she was wild and playful. Then, as she grew her rambunctious playfulness became harder for our older dog, Kaya, to tolerate. Eventually we had fights break out.


When our family went to India last February, Divya went to a training camp. Under the tutelage of expert trainers, she learned how to control her energy and listen better. When we came home from India, she was a better listener than Kaya! So Kaya and I joined in the training. Now, both dogs are doing well, and there is peace in our home.

My daughter, Ruchi, and I spend much time with the dogs, drilling on the basics daily: sit, down, come, stay, and so on. We continually add on, developing their training (and ours, too).

In the picture above, she just came in from playing in the backyard, exhausted and happy. Sometimes, life is hard, but you can turn things around with some effort. I was really worried, but now I enjoy Divya’s presence regularly. If you zoom in with me, you sometimes see the dogs in the background of my office happily cohabitating.

Is there a turnaround you are looking for?

“You don’t get to the highest levels of the sport without having the basics in order.”
– Daniel Cormier

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