A little break from political crap.
There is a basic law of dog training. You don't train the dog. You train the owner to communicate his or her wishes to the dog. The dog will do anything to please the owner, you just have to work out how to let him know what that is.
If you have looked at the picture that accompanies my name on this blog, you will see a large dog. That would be our Boxer Baby Baxter. Now for 15 months, the dominate "dog" in our house has been me. (Aka. Mommy) Now that the hubby is home from Iraq, we are having a bit of a turf war in our house.
See Mommy has taught the Boxer Baby commands for good behavior, accompanied by hand signals. We have one hand signal for sit, another for lay down, one for stay, and another for come, to name a few. Daddy has not learned the hand signals. He uses the same signal for sit and lay down. Baxter is confused. Then Daddy gets upset, and well.... it just goes down hill from here.
Daddy needs to go to obedience school.
Dear Middle Schooler - Orangutan is now a middle schooler. Sounds insane, right? Yeah, to me too. But we had a moment this weekend I think and I feel I need to write her a letter...
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