Plenty In Life Is Free

Discussion in 'Dog Products' started by SD&B, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. brody_smom Experienced Member

    This is brilliant! You are so right about this. I would never have thought of it this way, but that's exactly what it is. The really great trainers don't see their knowledge and experience as something to be hoarded and sold, but something that can help people and their dogs, so it should be shared. Of course, they can't give it all away, they need to make a living. But they do make so much available for free, that it makes me want to support their businesses.
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  2. running_dog Honored Member

    Exactly :cool:
  3. running_dog Honored Member

    That is fantastic. I'm really looking forward to hearing how things go for you and Brody on Wednesday.

    Do you think she would give me a job :LOL:
    Shutting down? That makes total sense. I could see what Brody needed but couldn't explain why, she can (y) . I think she is right. I like it when people can start to figure out what is happening inside a dogs head. She sounds good.
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  4. brody_smom Experienced Member

    Right! The exact same thing happened on another occasion, but I didn't recognize it then either. My 18 year old daughter had a friend stay over night. In the morning, the girls were downstairs watching the Olympics, and I took Brody down, on leash, with a little bowl of cheese bits. I gave the cheese to the friend (Brody had met her before and allowed her to throw the ball for him), then sat with Brody in a chair a few feet away. He was pulling toward the girl with the cheese, so I let him go, still holding the leash. He rubbed his head all over her legs, then jumped up beside her on the sofa. He let her pet him and scratch his ears and give him a massage. My daughter and I were nearly in tears, we thought he was doing so well. Later in the day, I was in another room with Brody with the lights dim, and he was sleeping on the sofa beside me. The visiting girl came up and saw him sleeping. With a handful of cheese, she leaned over him and tried to offer him some cheese. Well, he awoke abruptly and snarled and snapped at her. Good thing I still had him on leash! At the time, I thought it was because he had been sleeping and she was leaning over him, but now I realize that if he had been shutting down earlier when we thought he was relaxed and comfortable, this could have been overload as well.
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