I am so upset with myself today. I lost my temper with Mia the German Shepherd. My beautiful daughter Jodie was upset with me too and gave me a right good telling off. She called me "a fucking idiot" and pointed out to me in no uncertain terms that Mia is not responsible for any mishaps that might occur, because she is a dog and she does not know any better.
I was trying to stop Mia the GS from chasing and biting Skye the Labrador and I am ashamed that in doing this I hit her with the lead. I am telling you this because I want you to know that I am not a perfect dog owner, I am just a bloke who sometimes let's his frustrations get in the way of progress. I could tell you all about the events that led up to me being in a foul mood today, but it would serve no purpose and besides Mia The German Shepherd has no idea about the way her behaviour affects my mood.
This chasing and biting behaviour obviously needs to be addressed. She has also started nipping at my clothing when she gets excited. I do not believe for one moment that Mia the GS is a nasty dog. I think her behaviour stems from over excitement. I have a theory that perhaps she was removed from her mother and litter mates too early, perhaps before she had the chance to learn that biting was not nice. My losing control will not help things in the least.
Mia the German Shepherd has forgiven me, she is in truth a kind and affectionate dog who, apart from this, is learning her lessons well. Jodie and I are friends again too. I however have not forgiven myself. Serves me right, this bad way I feel about myself. I am such a bastard!