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Wednesday, January 15 2014

   As we have discussed before, I'm a fan of baby steps when it comes to dog training. I like to lay a nice foundation and build on that framework. (It doesn't always happen that way, but that's the way I WANT to do it.)

     And then there's Other Half. He's more of a dog handler than a dog trainer. He'd rather just head out to do a job and let genetics and his relationship with the dog do the task for him. Yeah.... sounds like the recipe for a train wreck to me.

But by some miracle, he and the dogs manage to muddle through it just fine. This just grates on my nerves.

Take this dog.

So much potential talent . . .

   . . . wasted.

I argue that the dog should be sent off to Boot Camp for some professional training since we have neither the time nor the experience to finish a dog of his caliber, and he could be so much better than he is. 

.............. Nah... that's not gonna happen.  He isn't sending his little red monster off to anyone.

So they go out together and work cows anyway. No training. No playbook. Just a man and his dog. It isn't pretty, but the job gets done, and they're both happy.

And so maybe I should just shut my mouth, and let them work. 

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