I don’t think enough people acknowledge the bad that comes with dog ownership, especially high drive dogs. There WILL be times you cry, or shout, or lose your shit because “it’s not that hard can you just behave?” And usually the dog isn’t actually misbehaving, we as owners are doing something wrong.
It’s okay to feel that way, it’s okay to cry and think ‘I wish I never got you’ because nine times out of ten you don’t mean that. It’s okay to need time away from your dog and it’s okay to take that time away. You are still you outside your dog, please don’t forget that.
“I was in the kitchen and heard a noise. I turned around and the sheep were just standing there. There were about nine of them.
Rocky did look quite pleased with himself, but he’s going to need more training.”