|Barked: Mon Feb 25, '13 6:25pm PST |
|You're ascribing anthropomorphic attributes to him. He's not being disobeying out of spite.
Hah, that's funny.
I don't believe he is sick- his behavior in every other regard is normal. When we go hiking or whatever, he is his usual active self, and he still rough houses and plays with Ridley and Sally. The only difference is, if we were doing the same activities 2 months ago, I could give him a command and he would actually listen to it.
Not to mention he just had a full blood panel and a complete physical just a few months back. Its POSSIBLE somethings come up, but I feel its unlikely.
I've though about doing some more OB classes with Mulder, to give him something else to do, but he's never really been into it. I mean, he DOES it, but its nothing he gets a joy from in the way he does with agility or bite work. Similar situation for tracking, else I would bring him out with me and Ridley... he's just not interested in it, gets bored, wanders off to look for better things to be doing.
I've thought about maybe a Rally class. Not really anything bigger or better than OB, but maybe the less rigid structure will get him into it more. I'd love to try some nose work, but the only person who does it near me holds the class literally the ONLY day of the week I absolutely cannot get out there.
I really don't want to try and go elsewhere for the agility or PP training. The only reason I'm even with my PP guy now, and I practically had to bust down this guy's door to get on with him, because he's the ONLY guy in the area who isn't a complete loon. And my agility trainer actually is the only trainer in the area I know who will charge by lesson if you want to do it that way- she's also the best I've worked with thus far. Hate to venture off to someone else and know I'm paying for maybe not the best.
I guess I'll just try and keep my chin up about it. I know when things go back to normal it will get better, its just waiting for that to come that is hard.
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