Oh no, that's okay! I realize now, looking at what I said, that that's exactly how I sounded!
My parents Doberman, Bella, is definitely a velcro dog.. She lays on the bathroom floor when I'm showering, even! She always needs to be with someone from the family. She's not well trained at all, though, and as soon as she's outside she loses nearly all interest in listening (just to clarify, this wouldn't be the case if she were mine! My parents just don't care to have a dog that's obedience trained)
So I just want to make sure I do everything right with my dog. The people I work for have a dog that they take to shows, and they usually have her tied so she doesn't go off sniffing (she stays in the GENERAL area but not close) and I don't want a.to have to tie my dog up(eventually.. I understand that until he's mature he'll need to be tied) and b.want to trust my dog to stay within, say, 20 feet of me at all times.
Are there even people that will come to your home and help train your dog, or is your only option really classes? I would like to take classes, anyway, as a way to get pup socialized but would prefer to also have one on one training time with a pro to help cement everything in
Hope my post is all sensible, I've had quite a long couple weeks working at horse shows (last week I worked 99 hours! And I've had one day off and now I'm working another horse show, in another state, with twice as many horses.. I'm just a little tired, haha!)
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