Dear Mum and Dad,
I know that you think the way I want to train Dora is cruel, and I am sorry that you feel that way but I really want to do this right. I want Dora to be happy, healthy, mentally balanced and friendly. I want her to like the people that come to visit. I want her to bark when they arrive to let us know they are there, but I don’t want her to growl at people when I take her for walks, or to try to bite anyone.
I would really like to be able to show you how much better she will be when she is trained. I would like to go to obedience school with her as I would learn a lot from it and so would Dora. I don’t want her to be scared of being in the backyard alone, or to bark so much that she is a nuisance when we have to leave her alone.
I’d love to teach her some tricks too but I can’t do that with her at the moment because she isn’t happy. She is stressed and scared. I know that I can fix it, but I desperately need your trust and your support to do that.
Please mum and dad, give me a chance to do things right for Dora. Even if you only give me 3 months, let me prove to you that I can do this.
I love you very much and I really would like to make you proud.