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Hey, Big Mike...
Posted by Cheryl Carlson
on 10/6/2011, 9:47 am
Been thinking about your last e-mail. I would disagree that your Sylvan MeMa doesn't "like" the work. I actually think that she is coming along, albeit slowly, very well. She is always willing to work, and will continue to progress. As we talked about, there are two major types of dogs we train.. those that do a task because they enjoy it, and those that do it because they want to please us. Becker is a good example of the latter, but in pleasing me, he pleases himself.. just as your sylvan does. If you continue your search for another dog to work, that's fine, but I don't want you to stop working her. There is more to be learned in working a dog like her, than like Mako (other than how the owner should take a good, live bite, hey Deb?)