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    Quote Originally Posted by GreysAreGreat View Post
    MAC that is a fantastic idea! You're a trainer, I'm not, which means that we can try to approach things from a few angles - training, rehoming etc.

    Watch out Mr & Mrs Masha, the A-team are about to visit!
    Once I can convince my parents. I just want Dora to have a better suited home so much. But unfortunately, the last decision is up to my parents.

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    Masha, MAC and Grey's are VERY correct IMO.

    Getting another dog does not offer you any more promise that it will work out right. This issue has to be fixed with your ideas and your parents ideas before history will simply repeat itself. The chances are the same thing is going to happen again, and in that way i can understand where your parents are coming from.

    You are a child, and putting all of this on you is very irresponsible as a parent IMO. Your parents need to be working together WITH YOU on this whole episode, okay, or it WILL NOT WORK.

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    Masha, I reckon you should give AGB's timetable idea a go. You're what, 15? 16? I know You feel your life is increadibly hard at the moment, trying to fit Dora in with school and your part time job and everything, but let me ask you something - how do you think you're going to cope with a dog as an adult? When you have to work 8hrs a day, travel to & from work, plus run a household? It's hard work Masha, trust me - I know. Start learning time management now... because you will need it. Everyone needs it.

    As for your parents... i think you are being very mature by trying to have rational, responsible discussions with them and it's a shame they can't see that. Have you considered keeping Dora and rehoming your parents instead?

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    We just have different views on dogs. They think taht Dora's great for being so 'suspicious', I dont. They think that training her (obed club for instance) is unneeded, I don't. Thats why its so hard to convince them to work with me on this whole training thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie & Bella's mum View Post
    Masha, I reckon you should give AGB's timetable idea a go. You're what, 15? 16? I know You feel your life is increadibly hard at the moment, trying to fit Dora in with school and your part time job and everything, but let me ask you something - how do you think you're going to cope with a dog as an adult? When you have to work 8hrs a day, travel to & from work, plus run a household? It's hard work Masha, trust me - I know. Start learning time management now... because you will need it. Everyone needs it.

    As for your parents... i think you are being very mature by trying to have rational, responsible discussions with them and it's a shame they can't see that. Have you considered keeping Dora and rehoming your parents instead?
    Haha, I wish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    I dont have a clicker (no idea how to use them) but if you think its best, I'll get one.
    Either or is fine I can explain both to you very well. I use both with Batty and I have written instructions for all of the games. They will work just as well with your voice.

    Just make sure it's fun. If she's not getting something, don't push it, ask for something easy and finish with a game. Always end positively, always leave her wanting more. Even if it means you get 1 minute of 'work' for every 10 minutes of play, it's still a step in the right direction IYKWIM.

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    That sounds great, Angela. I feel like learning to use a clicker, so lets go with that

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    Masha would your parents be open to MAC and I visiting just to discuss the training side of things? Even if it's just to assess Dora and what she needs? As you admitted, YOU get upset which isn't helping Dora, that too can be discussed. I guess kind of like a mediation?

    And I agree with the others, getting another dogs isn't going to be any different. I don't think badly of you for wanting it, but you will have the same problems no matter what breed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie & Bella's mum View Post
    Masha, I reckon you should give AGB's timetable idea a go. You're what, 15? 16? I know You feel your life is increadibly hard at the moment, trying to fit Dora in with school and your part time job and everything, but let me ask you something - how do you think you're going to cope with a dog as an adult? When you have to work 8hrs a day, travel to & from work, plus run a household? It's hard work Masha, trust me - I know. Start learning time management now... because you will need it. Everyone needs it.

    As for your parents... i think you are being very mature by trying to have rational, responsible discussions with them and it's a shame they can't see that. Have you considered keeping Dora and rehoming your parents instead?
    What I grew up with, with the horses etc, started when I was 12. It still helps me now and I'm 29. It was the best thing I've ever learnt TBH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    That sounds great, Angela. I feel like learning to use a clicker, so lets go with that
    Ok, I'll get the games started sending to you tomorrow, Including how to charge the clicker (so the dog thinks it's awesome).

    Does she like food or toys best?

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