Today, 2 years ago, was when I drove out to visit AARR in Queens to adopt this precious baby who is now 4 years old!! Chapagetti is still the boss of the house who kept me company during all those stressful firsts at work, nights of tears, quiet moments, and happy giggles. I still love you even though you like your girlfriend more than me now. 😭💝
TBH I find the number of responses to your (sound, reasonable, correct) behavioral advice that are, like, outdated and harmful to dogs kind of seriously disconcerting. My family's fostered dogs since I was a kid -- in addition to our own pets -- and these "assert your dominance" training techniques were being discouraged 25 years ago. We've seen a LOT of dogs, with a LOT of psychological needs, and it's pretty clear why bully training isn't effective. Testify, basically.