What are these blogs all about?
Over my 20-year career in Learning and Development (L&D) there has always been one constant piece of feedback I’ve received… that I can link learning to almost any situation. I’ve decided to take this as a compliment - whether intended this way or not!
So, when my family and I decided it was the right time to get a dog, I saw the chance to challenge myself to make each new dog experience link back to Learning and Development and create a blog post about it.
It really doesn’t matter if you’re a dog lover or even if you work in the field of L&D, each of these short blogs will hopefully give a little insight into how our everyday world can hold learning, even when you’re not looking for it!
A bit more about me
Hi, I’m Nikie Forster. As well as being a Mum to Joe, our 5-year-old son, and Wife to Colin, I’m also the Director of Curious Lighthouse Learning Consultancy. Based in Hampshire, where I specialise in enabling Trainers and Facilitators to enhance their performance, whether they are at the very start of their journey or experienced professionals. I am constantly curious about development of others and myself.
A bit more about Maisie
Maisie is a beautiful black Australian Labradoodle. Australian Labradoodles have been breed over multiple generations of other Australian Labradoodles so the look and temperaments are similar. They have a great reputation for being low shedding, gentle and playful family dogs who are easy to train… but that’s yet to be confirmed – she made be as mad as a hatter, which of course would fit in perfectly with our family!
Follow our journey
From choosing a breeder and picking up our pup, to training and general life observations with a dog. Follow our journey together and see how learning happens every day, not just in a meeting room. www.curiouslighthouse.co.uk/landdwithmasieandme
Nikie Forster & Maisie the Austrialian Labradooble
When we decided to get a dog, I combined our new arrival with my passion for Learning and Development (L&D) to create these blogs. Challenging myself to link each new dog experience with L&D.