:nicejob: This makes me extremely happy! It sounds like you were open to the constructive criticism that you received here. I imagine it must have not been easy to hear as it was not what you were expecting. You listened and applied it. You are way on your way to a lifelong relationship with your dog and it sound like you are both happier. Keep up the good work.I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of those who gave positive support and/or advice. Especially those who suggested that I keep working towards building the relationship between Domino and I.
I'm so surprised at how things have turned around in the space of a few days. Not only are we in the early stages of what I hope will turn out to be a strong bond, but I'm seeing such progression in his training.
Reading your posts really brought it home to me that I really needed to chill out, and simply enjoy his company. By not being such a drill sergeant, and instead being relaxed, more tactile and affectionate I've seen such a change in his manner, behaviour and how he interacts with me. I LOVE MY BOY, I REALLY DO!
Even the trainers at his obedience class commented on how well he's coming along. I have never been so proud of him. Yes, there have been bad moments and really bad moments but the good moments and great moments far out weigh any other.
Many of you were spot on when you said that the problem was actually me, and I see that now. Even more clearer than ever.
Thanks to all once again,
DaleIcious and Domino.
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