"...If you make the work play then that's all the dog knows..."
excuse me sir but how can recreational dog sport be considered anything but play, i find that attitude disturbing.
Even though it's a sport I still want my dog to take it serious. I don't want my dog playing tug and dancing with the decoy. I wan't it to be real. I don't want a dog that barks at the sleeve, I want a dog that barks at the "bad guy". That is what I mean by this.
I'm sorry for your loss. I understand when you see nothing but bad it's hard not to "judge" it. Understanding where you're coming from makes me take your post differently. It's all about understanding.
I never said I WAS getting a new dog or re-homing Mina. It was just something on my mind that I'm trying to work through. This was just an outlet for me. after all this, a bad choice of outlet but what is done is done.
There has been more than a time or two when I've posted something and wished I could take it back, or that I could delete the thread. I hope that everything works out for you and Mina.
It is a general statement...people always seem amazed when they don't get the advice or comments they want, or get comments they didn't want.
The last paragraph in your last post was telling people "not to judge", even after people said "don't put it out there" "about a dozen times in this thread"
Well in my case I wasn't looking for it to go any direction just to get it out of my head and out somewhere. To Judge me based only in this is really ignorant. I mean ignorant in the real meaning of the word:
/ˈɪg nər ənt/ Show Spelled [ig-ner-uh nt] Show IPA
adjective 1. lacking in knowledge or training; unlearned: an ignorant man.
2. lacking knowledge or information as to a particular subject or fact: ignorant of quantum physics.
3. uninformed; unaware.
4. due to or showing lack of knowledge or training: an ignorant statement.
I think after 23 pages of arguing, straying of topic, judging and practically going at each other's throats this thread should be closed.
Come on. I'm 18 and I find it ridiculous. :/ Can we not all just agree to disagree and move on to something more productive/less stressful?