Brad's Blog - Episode 4046: Unconditional Love
When I met Chad and Heather, I was absolutely impressed with these two. Both Chad and Heather were straight up with me about the concerns they have. But equally, they had denial written all over them. Chad, being a sensitive guy, needed to be heard—at least that’s what seemed to be the case.
Chad’s sensitivity proved to be his weakness and he certainly needed to have a wake-up call about how little control and respect was actually going on between him and the dogs.
Heather, on the other hand, is calling out for Chad to open his eyes and realize that she is an important part of the whole relationship.
I over-exaggerated what the reality will be for Heather if these dogs keep pulling, just as she won’t win against the van unless she becomes some sort of Super Hero—and that won’t happen in this lifetime.
Cherri, Cherri, little miss spoiled brat. Chad has work to do but I believe he can find the strength and do this. Cherri is not a dog that wants to accept change and the way she’s behaving towards the new rules certainly has me concerned. Can Chad be committed all the way through this process or will he shy away? I study Cherri’s movements to help understand exactly when and where she will try to pull rank.
Chad was exuberant and willing to work through the dog issues but I still need to install cameras to find out the other half of the story.
Chad and Heather part ways under my request so they get to feel what life will be like if the issues and concerns are not addressed and worked on now. They are both level headed so they have a lot going for them. This is promising and I get the most enjoyment working with people who want to have success and make it happen with a long-term goal rather than a quick fix.
Sometimes less is more and that’s why Heather gets to move out and leave Chad to his chatty dogs.
Chad made me laugh when he realized that the dogs are not so great to have a conversation with. Heather’s absence was felt without causing harm. Drawing on various relationship properties to bring these two to a simple understanding paid off but I wanted them to both see what effect a little bit of effort can have. The biggest surprise was when I had a variety of dogs join up at a park and surprise the four of them. Seeing Heather and Chad’s reaction was worth this adventure.
Chad and Heather, I wish you the best with your pregnancy.