Sorry I’ve been away for so long. Other parts of LIFE just seem to keep derailing my best intensions.

Tonight we’ll see whether some matchmaking will work out or not. I am starting a new Canine Good Citizen (CGC) prep class. One of the dogs was raised in a show kennel and appears not to have had sufficient early socialization. He’s shy with people and skittish around other dogs. A dear friend adopted him last year and she’s had difficulty getting him to relax while at the training center.

In class this evening I’m hoping to situate him next to a very sweet Welsh Corgi. I’m hoping her charm and charisma will win him over, perhaps not tonight but through the next several weeks. I believe there’s a more confident dog within the shy exterior. This “pairing” method has succeeded before — pair a shy dog with a happy, confident, non-threatening one and it can open up the shy dog’s world.

Cross your fingers. I’ll post updates 🙂


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