If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
If you plan and not execute it, you’re living in your dreams.
If you spot the problem and not act on it, you’re nurturing it.
Attempts to tackle the problem without a plan, you’re creating more problems..
Perhaps doing agility was just a way to evade from tackling her social and behavioral problems, now that I think of it.
I seems to “escape” to dogpark often when i don’t feel like walking her, where all the barking and chasing come to life.
I have a dog that’s calm and tired( most importantly ) after all those engagement.
But it seems I can’t continue being an ostrich as my poor girl continue straining that poor throat of hers.
and you must be wondering what’s with the sudden realization…
You see, walking her sometimes can be an absolute disaster ( she chases and barks ) … especially if it’s my mum walking her. This has been going on for the past one year, though i have done a little corrective training, i must admit i haven’t been consistent with it hence the sub-par result. I could live with all these but it wouldn’t be safe for her nor the people around her if this continues. I want her to enjoy her teenage life( life span of 15 years) fully. Well, all these didn’t bring about any serious attention of mine till yesterday where we did our little agility training at bishan dog run. I was given a chance to correct her with the little advises from my training mates. Those simple methods which you could have thought of but never for once crosses your mind. Often people resort to screaming, yelling, yanking of the leash when the problem arises… For the whole walk, the dog has behaved well and received zero reward. And that’s the problem of many humans, focusing on bad stuffs and fail to appreciate the good. So i tried the new method today while walking her, and we successfully walked past 2 cats (!!!!!!) with no pulling, no yanking ( on my side ), tugging ( from her side ) and ZERO barking! I can’t wait to see the day where I can off leash her on walks, till then it’s more reading and researching!