Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Puppy Training

A few years ago Carson decided he wanted pet birds. We decided to buy them for him as a Christmas gift. He was thrilled but as time went on the new wore off and we realized that they were to much for us they were loud, messy and quite frankly Carson was not liking the responsability that came with it. He did not want to give them up for the longest time. Finally the time had come. He was ready! Jeff took them by his self to the pet store that had agreed to take them. Everything was good! To make the story shorter, when he gets home let me just say he was not alone. He had a sweet little pugapoo puppy,and we had to decide over night if we were to keep him or not ,yes you guessed it he has a home. We have had him for a few months now. We have had the hardest time house training him. He seems to be a smart dog. We have punished this poor puppy so many times. He has made us so angry!!!! I'm some what of a clean freak. that does not help. As I think about it. I know God gets angry at us when we have displeased him. The scripture says His anger last a moment but His favor last a life time. He is angry but does not stay that way instead he pours out his unconditional love on us. He shows us grace,mercy and forgivness. As a human it is hard for me to let things go. I somtimes dwell on things it may be because my child has done something that I have been displeased over. I will continue to talk with him about what he has done to where it continues to make me even more upset in those moments I could be thinking of the positives and the progress that we have already made with him.Of course we do have to train and punish at times. I just don't need to drag it out the way I do. Or I think about Christians who have a hard time of letting God work on the new believers. Sometimes they dwell on things that they feel they should be improving on or where they should be in there faith, Not seeing the change that God has already done in there life. I guess what I'm saying is I have a long way to go God is not finished with me yet. I'm thankful for the teaching moments,and yes as funny as it may be I need to ease up on the anger and have more forgivness even to our little Ollie and understand that yes he is a puppy,yes he is going to potty on the floor,and even chew on things,but he will learn. Hopfully through all this he will be the best dog ever.I don't claim to be a writer, but hopfully you can get something out of this post!!! Enjoy


Dog Training Maryland said...

Thanks for your honesty.

Puppies can be trying but the return on time invested is worth the work.

Nice post

Tamra said...

Cute puppy!

Anonymous said...

Awww... He's so cute Crystal. He'll figure it out before long. Nice parallel to the patience of God. So true. I think we ALL have a long way to go!

Denise said...

Cute little doggie! :) My kids would love him.

Nice post!