Sunday, August 31, 2008

WOW

So after a very frustrating month with our new rescue dog, see Meet Ollie, I went to my first training session with Salem pictured here with the white dog.

Wow, I mean really WOW!

In the past 15 years, I have had private dog training, class training, and read books. Salem respected all that, but listened to my specific concerns, gave me some homework, and in just a couple days, my world has gotten 10 times better. I, of course, still have a lot more to do and a long way to go, but Ollie is acknowledging me and sticking close to me, which is what I need to get to the next step. I see light at the end of the tunnel and my husband finally agreed to let us get his license, his way of agreeing to keep the dog - yay!

2 comments:

Sierra said...

Dogs are SO frustrating at first. Stick with it and it will be SO worth it... I'm still waiting for the SO worth it part with Nui, but I haven't put in as much work as I need to. Slowly but surely...

yertle said...

That's great news. I am so glad to hear it.