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post #10 of (permalink) Old 11-22-2019, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you all so much for the uplifting input. It was a hard decision to make. I kind of felt like a "failure" but I got into all of this with a pet and I said then, "If my dog didn't like what we were doing and it wasn't fun, we would stop." That's so easy to say and so hard to do. I guess I feel like people will judge Mav that he "couldn't do protection" but he can and he's very protective. After our last trial I wasn't mad, I was oddly proud of him because I know he was giving me what he could without wanting to really be there. It was confirmed two weeks later when I accidently left the van door open and him out of his crate and he didn't even TRY to get out of the van!!!! I feel bad for not realizing this sooner. I can't wait until we're actively competing in agility. He DOES love that and he's good at it too. Or at least I think he is lol. I guess we will see.
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