Brad's Blog - Episode 4052: Condo Captive
Let me start by saying Erin had some real issues with her dog. But most of these issues actually came from the other people she had spoken to about training her dog. Even a so called expert in the dog field has fed her fears.
For instance, Stanley Coren told her that her dog was # 56 or something like that on his list of the smartest dogs. Immediately, this enraged me because he gave this information to undermine the intelligence of this dog. Breed or not, no one has the right to be racist in categorizing a person by color or a dog by breed.
I knew working along side Erin that she was tough and strong willed. I loved that about Erin; I loved everything about Erin and her dog. I could not wait to work with the two of them, because she had been horribly mislead.
This was a situation I am all to familiar with, so I was ready and willing to be her side kick. Erin and I did butt heads but it proved to be a good thing. Erin worked hard and made some difficult changes for herself, so I had to pay particular attention to what she was saying she needed. During filming, I remember Erin and I huffing and puffing while we torqued around the neighborhood with her dog. We were breathing heavy and the dog was not, so we laughed. It was a wake up call for what her dog needed and wanted.
I have laughed at many of the comments I see written on the blog, I celebrate with the people who truly understand that much help is needed. I am baffled at how many people still view a dog as a child, with tender, loving, delicate feelings, forgetting that it’s a DOG. Erin she was one of those people that could see that this is a dog and realized that she has to be responsible and face the world with her dog, not love it to death and coddle it and dress it up in fancy clothes. Erin came full circle and no one has a right to judge her or anyone else who have tried.
Side Note…… To some of you Bloggers kids: Read these words that you write with meanness and ugly intensions. Nasty harsh words are not needed in this Blog or anyone else’s. Is it not time to settle the fires that many of you burn and start setting an example of kindness? Or is that too difficult?