August 2 thru August 8
Pretty steady week. Some problems continue to persist and I think some training was lost on the days we had to rest from the injury last week. She is still chewing on furniture when she gets bored. She is continuing to pull like a mule on our walks. Only for the first half and then she settles down. I have to walk a little faster to get her wound down enough to walk well on lead. I am resigned to steady persistent training. I realize it will not happen overnight. However, I am seeing progress ever so slowly. She is so damn cute I get over any frustrations quickly.
I am learning to be more patient with the training and the obsessiveness of these dogs. I think after reading a lot of different training theories that the best thing is to take it easy and not rush or expect too much too quickly.
Retrieving is going better as she is now giving me the ball, sometimes. We took it easy on the retrieving this week because of the previous week’s injury.