Tonight was a frustrating night for me at obedience class. During the “potty” break, Delilah decided she was going to join a group of dogs that were playing, trouble is she didn’t tell me. She took off and was so fast and powerful that she completely pulled me about twenty feet before I got her under control. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you what that did to my shoulder.
I was so ticked off that I pulled her back and immediately placed her in a down, which naturally she fought; but I stood my ground and held her down until she gave a big sigh indicating she had relaxed. She stayed in that down position for a good few minutes by herself after I let her up. I thought, maybe she has turned a corner, but that remains to be seen.
Sampson of course hates the class and would do anything possible to avoid it. While on the way home I told him pretty soon the weather will be nicer and you won’t have to go to class, you and daddy can go somewhere else and walk. He licked my face.
I still really hate the way some people man-handle the dogs and it takes everything I have not to scream at them, what the hell is wrong with you? But this is acceptable behavior for dog training, I think there is a better way, trouble is I just haven’t found it yet, but I will.