I got in a huff when Sparra said that she should drop her pup off at the pound. Reading back through my previous post, I guess my "scaling back" was a suggestion to eliminate the puppy, which is not what I meant, I meant scaling back on all the things we new puppy owners do with our puppies to be the perfect owner, the training, socializing, puppy grooming, doggy daycare, dog park, dog beach, play dates, interactive toys, forum questions about everything -- health, training, structure, nutrition, and on and on and on.
What I have experienced is that some dogs do better when we relax it a bit, when we scale back.
So when we find ourselves saying, this is really hard, we should then ask, am I making it harder than it has to be?
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