Even though we give lots of advice to practices with which we work, today we will be turning to a less likely source – your dog!
- Be loyal!
Just like dogs, good team members and excellent patients are the ones who stick with you through thick and thin. It is essential to appreciate them!
2. Be persistent!
A dog will sit by the table with puppy-eyes and a “please feed me” look on their faces forever – or until you throw some tasty table scraps their way. If there is something you want to achieve – make a plan and don’t give up!
3. Trust your instincts!
Dogs love just about everyone – but if they growl and bare their teeth to someone they are often correct. If you are interviewing for a new team member and something doesn’t strike you as quite right, you are probably correct. If a patient comes in with a plastic bag filled with ten dentures, you will most likely be the next victim.
4. Give love love love!!
Dogs know how to melt the heart of just about anyone with unconditional love. Remember – your crankiest patients are the ones who need the most loving, and they usually respond very favorably!
5. Shit happens!
And when it does, kick a pile of grass over it and move on!! Could this be the most valuable lesson of all???
Oh, and by the way, you CAN teach an old dog new tricks. If your practice is stagnating, or if you and the team need some education mixed with motivation and FUN, check out www.tbse.com right away!
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Talk to you soon,
The Madow Brothers
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