After all the hoo-haa earlier this week, my stepson and his wife have apparently decided that they really don't need a dog right now. I agree. They are VERY busy people, with jobs, with a daughter, with a small home and a very small patch of land for a yard. With their varying hours, it's hard to have a routine, hard to know who will be home when and how tired or capable of taking the walks, doing the training, or even giving attention to the dog on a regular basis. When their lives have settled some, having a dog will be easier to handle, but now? There's just too much go-go-go.
So tomorrow, our "new" dog arrives to live with us.
And tonight, ZBoy and I went to the bookstore and bought a couple of dog training books. It's been a long time since I trained a dog. I remember some very basic basics, but if we're going to have a dog, I want it WELL-trained. No yelling. No hitting. No pushing the dog. We will train this dog right. I'll let you know how it goes. For now?
I've got some reading to do.