You know when you have that really rough walk, the kind where you feel like every corner you turn there's another obstacle to dodge or dog to avoid? Sometimes you feel defeated. You can't help but feel bad for your dog and the unfortunate situations you're forced to deal with living in the city.
But sometimes, just sometimes, I want to vent to someone who understands -- someone who has a leash reactive dog who has put the time and effort, over and over again, into training their dog, and improving their own leash skills on a regular. I find myself wishing there was some sort of "group" for us owners alike, to share our horror stories, laugh, heck, maybe even let out a little cry sometimes. Because at the end of the day, week or month, we know it all needs to be repeated again, and oh my, that can be so physically and mentally exhausting. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my dog, Kane, in fact, I adore him. But I do find myself wishing things could be different - and the reality is, it may be different, or it may be like this for the rest of our lives together. Either way, I'm in it until the end, obviously, I guess what I'm trying to say here is, it'd just be nice if we could all vent every now and then to a group of people who really understand.
One day the city will be more dog-reactive friendly, until then, keep your heads high friends, with each rough day we endure there will be an amazing one to follow that will make us realize it will all be okay in the end.