"Not My Dog": Tales from Puppy Raising

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Stubborn is as stubborn does ....

OK. Murphy has decided that he does NOT want to walk toward the woods at the end of our street. Toward the road is fine, yes, but woods? Oh noo nooo nooo. One is forced to confront the idea of dragging a sitting pup on his butt all the way.
I tried carrying him halfway down, in hopes of persuading him that this isn't bad, but Nina advises not to do that anymore. If it's fear, we're endorsing. If it's stubbornness, we're rewarding.
As someone who has been called stubborn -- and who has a stubborn 4-year-old -- I continue to feel like this is life's karma coming back to bite me. On the plus (?) side, Nina assures us that stubbornness is a good trait for a guide dog.


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