|Barked: Sun Oct 20, '13 2:58pm PST |
|I guess none of you read the last part of my post that stated that there was a lot more I could go into, but that I just covered the bones of it; you seem, also, to have read a lot into what I wrote.
I was hoping to give the origional poster some hope, because it doesn't have to be such a bad trip. I guess I assumed he/she was somewhat intellegent and capable of learning from a trainer; you all appear to have assumed the opposite.
I guess it's true that opinions are like butt-holes...everyone has one and they all stink!
I was very fortunate to have the right pup come along at the right time, have a well-informed, capable trainer, the time and inclination to do research, have a supportive family, and was willing to invest myself completely in the process. I was ready to heal, and the good Lord made these blessings available...but I still had to do the work to avail myself of said blessings. And all at little more cost than my "pet" dogs.
If you're not willing to put your heart and soul into it full time, you won't get the full benefit from it, no matter how great the dog is, or the outfit that gets it and trains it for you is. In the end, it all comes down to you.
To the origional poster, again I wish you Godspeed in your search. Don't listen to the nay-sayers and woe-is-me crowd, keep your head up and your eyes on the goal!