For the trainer tomorrow. I have no concerns about the training itself. Only for me, Chase is my best bud. I dont know how I'll get by without him around for a few weeks. I feel like I'm sending my kid away for camp, LOL. It'll be hard seeing his empty bed next to mine everynight, no following me from room to room, staring at me through the back door or getting excited when I come home. You guys know how it is with your velcro dogs. Thanks for listening guys. I'm sure he'll be ok, Andrea
That's tough! Our boy has been with his trainer for 5 weeks now and won't be coming home for one more. Oooooh, do we miss that little bugger! And the puppyless transition was much harder than I anticipated. I actually heard "phantom" whining for the first week and had to keep reminding myself that Otto wasn't here. And me without my anti-psychotic meds! I won't tell you it isn't awfully lonely and quiet--but I'm sure it will be well worth it!
Well, we droped Chase off on Saturday. The trainer took him out to evaluate him before we left and thinks he may be a bit gun shy because he "flinched" at the starter pistal. He must have good eyes because I didnt see anything. He was impressed with his obedience though, he said he is well mannered for a GSP. He will be staying for at least two weeks and I already miss him. I didnt want to go for my normal walk because it wouldn have been the same without him. My hubby says its ok, it will make a "dog" out him. I'll hear about how well he is doing on Friday and maybe get to see his progress on Saturday. Thanks for letting me share with you all. Have a great day, Andrea
As a Mom, my heart bleeds for you to leave your baby GSP with a trainer 2 weeks. I can't stand being away from Rocky so when I go up to Minnesota to be with our Son over Thanksgiving, Rocky is going along. My poor Husband will be staying behind in WI deerhunting and I know he will be the one missimg Rocky dearly. I know it is good to have time away from the dogs, but it is hard and when I am separate from my dog, I just think how happy I will be when we are together again. So so hard to be away from your GSP, Idon't know if it will be good for you to see him an Saturday and you leave him there another week. It will be hard for both of you to see each other and separate again. The reason I write this as I have visited my Chese/lab when she was recovering from surgery at the Vets. She cried after I left her the entire time wondering why I didnot take her home. The Vet latter on in the afternoon called me to come and pick her up as she was driving them nuts with all her whinning and crying. GSP's are not as emotional as Chese/labs. So maybe your GSP will do better. Good Luck and I hope the next 2 weeks passes quickly for you.