Born to Bark (2010)

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Millions of people can easily name professional football stars or Olympic medalists in various sports, but I doubt that 1 person in 10,000 can name the top competitors in dog obedience.Dog training f...or dog obedience trials, field trials, agility, or any of the dog sports is not a hobby but an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, or perhaps a fate. People who spend time training their dogs must do it. Those who do not do it consider it a distant cousin of coin collecting or building model airplanes, or perhaps a brother of recreational swimming or skiing. In their eyes it is something that we do to fill time or in lieu of watching television. The reality is different. The dog that you work with is not a thing or an activity, it is a living being with whom you have a relationship. The dog’s very existence in your home compels you to spend time interacting and training it. Working with the dog changes the nature and behavior of that dog and the nature of your relationship with it.I wanted to train Flint to do well in competition because I wanted to prove to myself that I was a good enough psychologist to train a difficult breed of dog.MoreLess
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