We were scheduled to start tomorrow with a private trainer but the weather is not co-operating. I hate Winter.
So after a great deal of thought, we’re going to start over. Again.
And I think it’s going to be mostly on me. That’s okay, I trained Max with little help, I can train Maverick. I’m still grieving, I miss Max more than most people can imagine. Maverick is not replacement. I love him as hard as I loved Max, maybe more. I felt that bond snap into place the first time I picked him up, just as I felt it with Max. Max was independent – he loved me but he didn’t need me. Maverick most definitely needs me. And I need him.
Tomorrow we’re going to start slowly working on “heel.” We’re going to do crate games – because he doesn’t want to go in for me and it makes me sad that he seems to view it as something awful. So, setting goals, and having low expectations, key words for awhile.
Where’s my planner? I need to write down our routine!