Monday, February 12, 2007

My Dog Is Great At Home....

I have been thinking of getting T-Shirts that say that. I hear that all the time. "I don't know why my dog isn't listening, he's great at home". "He sits at home every time."

Yep! I know that one. I am great at home too. Not only am I kind and nice and patient, I am also tall and thin with long blonde hair. I'm not sure what happens when I leave the house. All of a sudden I am fat and fifty and have no patience whatsoever.

It's easy to be nice and kind when there is no one around.

It's easy for your dog to sit when there is nothing else to do.

But when your dog can sit with 10 other dogs around, 15 people, a fruit stand and a busy street, well, then you have a dog that can sit. One that will sit instead of chasing squirrels, cars or kids. One that will sit instead of run away.

That's why a group class is so great. If your dog can learn to sit there it can sit anywhere. All it takes is practice.

Your dog can't stay at home "being great" for the rest of it's life and neither can I.

Perhaps with enough practice, I will be able to be kind and patient when surrounded by people. Who knows? Maybe I can even be tall thin and blonde.


Blogger Tracey said...

You can dye your hair blonde, but if you figure out how to be tall, let me know!

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