If you’ve ever had a puppy you know they are irrepressibly fun. They are certainly more work & require constant training and effort. However a properly trained pup makes for greater ease later for both dog & guardian. Most important though is safety, and training dogs as early as possible to walk well, behave, and obey provides enduring protection throughout their lives.
As a dog sitter who takes on pups on an exclusive basis only, my job is to reinforce good training. Patience is key. A puppy can wear even the most loyal guardian down. Recently I said to a client “relax & allow your dog, and yourself to make mistakes.” This means sometimes…every so often…let the puppy have their puppy madness.
Miss Bay gave us a serious smile with her exuberant puppy self. Because we live in a quiet neighborhood with little traffic we got to let Miss Bay run around on her leash and have a crazy adventure…for about 5 minutes. The dog got a few minutes to be a pup and we got to enjoy it.
As you can see even our dog Angel let Miss Bay have her moment. Yes, training dogs isn’t easy, but when they get to have at it within the confines of loving obedience, life just doesn’t get much sweeter.