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Old 02-04-2014, 11:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
W.Oliver
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Default Schutzhund is a lifestyle.....

This post is rhetorical....and simply therapeutic to write as I spend another lonely night in a hotel room away from home, my wife, my children, and my spoiled rotten GSDs.

I have a very demanding career that requires travel, while offering an amazing level of stress....in fact, of the past 22 months, I have been away from home 15 months, typically coming home on the weekend...but not always.

Follow me here....I feel guilty...certainly for the time lost with my wife & children, but what I really feel most guilty for....is even feeling guilty for not training...what I mean is, in the scheme of things, it should be the family I feel guilty about...not putting an IPO title on my "Puppers"...but that captures/consumes my feeling of guilt..."Puppers" is what I call India vom Wildhaus....real manly right....I am just macho that way.

What I am very grateful for is a family that not only cares for a beast of a GSD while I am away, but is also very supportive of my selfish training every Saturday I can....but as I write this, I haven't seen my friends at club yet this year...of course the harsh winter this year has not helped.

I have the perfect dog for me....and life is getting in the way. I am feeling pretty low, homesick, and trainingsick.

Schutzhund is a lifestyle........
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