|Boundaries? I don't need no stinkin' boundaries. |
Cause just look at me.
Therefore we're starting with bed time. We will make him sleep in his own doggie bed and will only be allowed in our bed upon invitation. This will break my heart. It will probably also beaks Husband's heart. Barry can really do a number on our emotions but in order to make him the happiest and most well behaved dog that he can be we need to set these rules. This will benefit not only me and my husband, but Barry too. Eventually it will come to be that he will enjoy his walks again. Where he won't get so upset about seeing another dog that he can't even go to the bathroom.
|I'm gonna take over everything now, okay?|
I think this is a good example of how delicate the decisions about your pooch can be. Literally days ago I made this gushing post on letting Barry sleep with us because he's so well behaved... Now we are having to take that decision back. Our original decision to allow him to sleep with us wasn't a wrong one. The circumstances have changed and so we need to rearrange the situation a tad in order to get him back in line with what's healthy and good for all of us.
When my husband said to me that we need to make him sleep on his doggie bed and regain control again I first thought of the blog. I thought how strange it was that I had just written about this and now I would have to be honest and share the experience of it all. I have no regrets with the decisions we've made so far. I think we could have been a little more strong-handed (not physically of course) with Barry but everything that has happened has been something we are learning from. This is simply our path to discovery and it's not a smooth ride but we'll continue to stick with it because eventually things will even out and it's totally worth it. Barry is totally worth it.
|Having a hard time understanding why I can't sleep with|
Mom & Dad right now. I don't wanna get outta bed.