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    Sometimes MAC, just the 'being there, talking, sorting through things' can be more help to a person than anything. It can help them to not feel so alone in what they are trying to achieve.

    Just your desire to genuinely offer help is exemplary IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    In all honesty there was nothing to sort out.

    Dora is friendly with small dogs, is respectful of big dogs but does not appreciate large young dogs jumping on her head etc. Nothing strange about that. Masha knows that and before Dora feels the need to put them in their place Masha is now going to withdraw her

    She didn't baulk at loud noises, skate boards bikes or kids playing in the distance. She is however not fond on young kids in her house, again this is common to a lot of dogs and Masha knows how to distract her with food or to put her out with a bone.

    Her toilet training is difficult because the cat is not allowed outside. But we chatted about that.

    I would of liked to do a bit more with Dora but was very aware that her mother has set ideas so we chatted more and slowly hopefully got thru a bit.
    I think though Masha needed some reassurance about what she has been trying to do. Also you talking to her mum which would have helped, as it wasn't the child trying to tell the parent, it was another adult and sometimes that will work better than anything.

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    Masha's mum loves Dora, but has very fond memories of her old dog which in her home country received mandatory training.

    I too have a favourite dog. She has gone now. My boy is close on her heels as my favourite. Not to say I don't love the others the same as Masha's mum loves Dora. But that ultimate connection, that easy flow, that six sense of understanding it not quite the same. We keep trying to figures out why it's not there. It's not simply because they are two different dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Masha's mum loves Dora, but has very fond memories of her old dog which in her home country received mandatory training.

    I too have a favourite dog. She has gone now. My boy is close on her heels as my favourite. Not to say I don't love the others the same as Masha's mum loves Dora. But that ultimate connection, that easy flow, that six sense of understanding it not quite the same. We keep trying to figures out why it's not there. It's not simply because they are two different dogs.
    This I DO understand!

    One that stands out above all the rest; one that is the shiniest star in the sky each night; one that stays with you forever no matter how much time passes or how many dogs; one that was not just loved but literally was and remains a part of you.

    I don't know WHY either, I just know.

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