Re: Am I Undoing Rasa's Training?
i don't see a lack of structure. it sounds like a game you've developed for the two of you. where's the disobedience that you're getting upset with? if i were playing the elevator chase i would deliberately beat my dog to the top sometimes. i would tell my dog to sit and stay. then i would get on the elevator and go close to the landing and then call my dog just so he would have to race to the top landing. it sounds like two fun games you've developed.
i was never one to worry about a dog trying to dominate our situation or our being together. what reason does a dog have to dominate us ? we dog everything for our dogs. we feed them, we bathe them, we give them treats, we call them over to us so we can pet them, we drive them around, etc.
the lack of structure you refer to maybe structure to your dog. it's a game you developed and your dog knows her part. i think through training and bonding you lower the dominance factor which i think isn't much of a factor from the begining. good luck with your dog. in a few months from now if your dog starts to dominate because you listened to my "be easy on the dog and let the dog be a dog and it's ok if the dog wins theory", sorry.