In your shoes....by Jade Giuggio on 03/07/12
Every trainer should remember what it was like when they got a new dog. There are times of laughter when they do they cutest things, and times where you wonder why you ever got a dog. I've been there. I've brought home a puppy and dealt with the puppy craziness and I've rescued older dogs that came with behavioral issues. If I could only give one tip to people it would be to have patience. Every dog learns at different rates and rushing a dog will only make them apprehensive. Sometimes it takes an outsider to show you how far your dog has come. When I rescued Tazzy, my husky, I thought I was getting no where. I worked with her around other dogs, she was very nervous and submissive and even aggressive at times. It was other dog owners pointing out the tiny changes. How she was carrying her tail higher and was more accepting to being pet. It felt so good to hear someone notice the change in her. I wanted her to have a life where I could walk her through town and she could finally experience life. She has come such a long way and I hope to show you what your dog and YOU are capable of doing. There is no greater gift then seeing a dog truly blossom. It makes all the accidents, time and tears worth it.