Well, some days are diamonds and some days are dirt.
Trotz did the big no-no yesterday while working off leash. Right in the middle of a command, he scented a deer and was gone. Fifteen minutes later, he was at the door, looking ashamed.
I’m at a loss. Disappointed. All that work and still he will ignore a command to go chase. I haven’t found anything to stop this behavior, he just isn’t engaging with me. I want to shave him bald and toss him into a pen of poodles. I want to trade him in on a golden retriever named Fred. Fred who will always listen, never run into the woods, and is always smiling.
So training today has been a little, well, sucky. I gave it up, and went to take care of the plants. If it’s not fun, it’s best to give it a few hours and try again.
Meanwhile, I’m working up the cost for fencing in a training area for us. Has to be big enough that he can bolt, small enough I can catch him to make the corrections. Perhaps just sending him off to military school would be best, lol.