First few weeks, training my new puppy
Curry- April 26, 2021
I had a breakthrough yesterday with Curry. Actually, it was with me. Curry is by far from the perfect Doberman. I think if I never had a perfect Doberman, it wouldn’t matter but it mattered a lot to me how Curry behaved. I was frustrated and not happy with her.
Yesterday, I realized something I’ve known but have forgotten. Train the dog in front of you. I know she may not be perfect, I also know I can train almost any dog. (not saying it cocky, just that’s what I know).
I was recognizing all of the things I didn’t like. It wasn’t helping our situation.
You see, it has been years since I have had a Doberman puppy. My male Doberman, Hudson will be 13 years old in a couple of months. I totally forgot what having a puppy entails. Also, I'm a lot older now than when I had my last puppy. Everything has changed and all I remember is how perfect Hudson is now.
So, I made a decision to stop complaining and to love her. To teach her what I can and see what we come up with… it was like a light switch went on in both of us.
I started from scratch and am training the tiny puppy I have in front of me. She listened. I can say I see a great relationship coming along and I couldn’t be happier. She will be great. She’ll be great because I am better than I was a few days ago. I know we will have struggles but what the heck. I expected too much of her and she has only been in the world weeks, just weeks.
I was expecting too much and expecting her to act like, well… like I thought she should. I am accepting her and she is accepting me. I guess we’ll navigate this together.
I'll share some of her 30 second training videos and we'll see where it takes us