Every Dog Should Be Muzzle-Trained
So… I was at a dog show in California, competing in an agility trial with my black Doberman, Dancer. Someone I knew, another exhibitor, had a beautiful, red Doberman she’d rescued from a bad home where she was kept on a chain in the yard. My friend was looking for someone to adopt her.
I didn’t want another dog, but I offered to take her until she found a permanent home.
Uh-huh. You know how that goes! She was in my home just a few days… and I couldn’t let her go.
I named her Mocha. I forget now what her original name was… but I changed it right away. She showed signs of possible abuse and I imagined they yelled her name at her… I didn’t want to remind her. Mocha suited her. She was SO GRATEFUL just to be inside my house.
And in my bed…
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(Blaming dogs for things they do that we don’t like)
Oops. I made a HUGE mistake. It's a mistake I NEVER make. Shocked myself, in fact. I blamed Jetta for something she did.
Blamed Jetta for something SHE did.
She did it. And I blamed HER.
That was wrong.
I had her at the park. It was raining (Yes... in July - It's Oregon) and her feet were muddy. When leaving, I put her in the car - the backseat, which had a protective cover - and she did something she rarely - but sometimes - did. While I packed my things, she jumped over the console between the two front seats and onto my seat.
Muddy paw prints on my seat!!!___________________________________________________________
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