My Huskies are not perfect. I'm not trying to fool anyone. I can talk someone's ear off about how well my dogs do this, or how well my dogs do that, but that surely does not mean, my dogs are perfect.
So, I was reading one of my favorite blogs the other day, "My Rotten Dogs." Rebekah, who is the author of the blog, wrote about dog training, and basically the struggles and issues she has had with it. That post has inspired me for this one. Our dogs are not perfect, neither are we, as humans. That doesn't mean we love them any less, but at the same time, I think it's important for our readers to realize it's not all rainbows and butterflies here in the husky house!
I find most times when we read blogs, or websites, mostly what we see are the good things. Dog training successes, well behaved pups posing for photo shoots etc... but let me tell you, while the majority of the photos I post do show well posed huskies, it took a while to get that point, and the amount of blooper shots I have on my computer would blow your mind!
Take this photo above for instance. Aside from the fact that the quality didn't turn out as expected, Koda decided to have a yawning fit every time I took a photo, which made Mika tired of posing, so she laid down on the job. Lexus, well,she is my model, and will sit for as long as I need.
Not even just photo shoots, but dog training in general. Mostly, when I set a training goal, and stick to it, the huskies go with me, and we accomplish our goal. But every so often they just say no. Whether it's something they just do not care to learn, or maybe they are just having a bad day, sometimes the dogs just say no! And I don't push them. If they don't want to learn something, it's simply not going to happen. If they are not into it, I am not into it. Simple.
One thing I have never ever been able to teach them, is to roll over! I don't know why, but not one of my huskies will roll over for me! Heck, they will give high fives, both paws, sit, lay down, go to bed, shake paw, drink water straight from the tap on cue, and so much more, but roll over? Not a chance!
I suppose the whole point to this is, my huskies are not perfect, nobody is, and that's ok!
Of course my fur babies are all perfect in my eyes, but believe me when I say, there have been many a training mishaps, frustration, anger even! And to me, that is all a part of being a pet parent!
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