Training your dog is so rewarding.
The bonding. The closeness. The lifelong obedience.
If you’re in the process of training a dog and you feel like it’s tough going, take a moment to appreciate the comedy of those who have taken this journey before you.
Expectation: Balancing on the head trick
Maymo the beagle makes it look so easy.
Reality: The mouth is mightier than the mind
These Newfies will get there in time. Training doesn’t happen overnight.
Expectation: Agility Expert
They make it look so easy, don’t they?
Reality: A little off course
The pressure can really get to you.
Expectation: Dog walking another dog
Hands-free dog walking sure looks convenient.
Reality: Dog dragging another dog
And this is what it would look like at my house.
Expectation: Recall obedience
The goal is for the dog to run to the trainer ignoring all the delicacies and toys along the path.
Reality: Temptation strikes. On TV. With everyone watching.
The goal for this golden is to run around eating all the delicacies and playing with all the toys along the path.
Expectation: Catch a ball
Reality: A triple play of fail
Slain by a soccer ball
Frazzled by a frisbee
Beaten by the bone
Cheer up—it’s harder than it looks, apparently!