pitsnok wrote:I am so proud of my dogs as of late. I often feel guilty because they aren't as well trained as so many of the other dogs on the forum.
amazincc wrote:pitsnok wrote:I am so proud of my dogs as of late. I often feel guilty because they aren't as well trained as so many of the other dogs on the forum.
Welcome to the guilt-stricken and untrained members of the forum.
I know how you feel, and that's why I can appreciate the *small* accomplishments as much as you do. I tend to sweat the small stuff w/my boys much, much more than I ever did - or do - with Daisy, but it's usually my own apprehension that's holding us back... if I was a casual observer, I'd probably have a completely different impression.
Nothing beats real-life experiences and training in not-so-easy situations, like a pet store, or sometimes just being out in public, period. So, KUDOS to you and your two for getting out there and doing it!!!
I am very happy to hear that things are going so well!
ArtGypsy wrote:I couldn't HELP but laugh out loud at the beginning of your post....
I too, am a card carrying member of the "poorly trained' dog owner, among the Poochie-Masters...(bows in honor) :+)
As Soon as Erin Gets Out here for a week or two, *we have her room all ready*, Dar, TOO, Will be a well trained pibble!!!
Just you wait...I'll get out there someday!
I am so proud of my dogs as of late. I often feel guilty because they aren't as well trained as so many of the other dogs on the forum. I think I have always lacked confidence in myself--never really knowing where to start with the advanced stuff. Don't get my wrong, Degan and Harlow are very well behaved, love everyone, and listen well. Walking on a leash has always really sucked because the dogs treat it like a race, and each one wants to be in front. And passing houses with dogs in the backyard used to be a practical wrestling match...it was just discouraging.
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