It's not the dog......

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  1. KwickLabs

    KwickLabs Elite Refuge Member

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    Many years ago, a young dog trainer moved to northern Illinois (close to me). We became good friends
    and I trained with him once in awhile. A couple of years later, I called him and discussed an "issue"
    with my dog Taffey. The end result was , "Bring her over and we'll take a look."

    I did and he said "Work her a bit and I will watch". After a time, I asked "What do you think?" He quietly
    paused and asked "What do you want to know?" I told him I was looking for advice. He did not answer,
    but did continue to watch as we worked some more. This went on for several minutes and he asked
    the same question a few more times.

    My reaction was, "You know I did come over to get some kind of input." He asked, "Are you sure about that?"
    Well, I was getting a bit irritated and said "I would not have come over here if I did not want to know." He
    paused, looked at me and said "It is not the dog." :reader

    I laughed at that, paused and then asked, "Why did you wait so long to tell me something I already knew?"
    He said, "Most of my clients......that ask that question......don't want that answer." :h
     
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  2. Rob DeHaven

    Rob DeHaven Elite Refuge Member

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    So true. Been there.
     
  3. chessieandducks

    chessieandducks Elite Refuge Member

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    Sounds like Brian:dv
     
  4. Dorkweed

    Dorkweed Elite Refuge Member

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    Yup; that's my guess also!!!
     

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