Thursday, May 13, 2010

No Bad Dogs...

...only bad owners.  That was the philosophy of the late, great Barbara Woodhouse, an elderly, British dog whisperer for a previous generation.  I see her proved right on a regular basis.

If you regularly spend time and energy (and decibels) trying to retrieve a dog that obviously holds you in contempt, you might want to consider keeping that dog tied up instead of just letting him run loose through the neighborhood.  It would save you a lot of effort. While most of the neighborhood is more amused than annoyed, there are still a few elderly lawn worshipers on the block who are not above calling animal control.  It would be sad to see your dog end up at the Humane Society just because he's smarter than his owner.