Hooked on Labs wrote:All you need is 15 minutes a day to work with your dog. Surely you can spare 15 minutes either before or after work. Forget throwing balls and playing -- work on the stuff that counts like obedience and force fetching.
Of course I can spare 15 minutes.............I just don't won't to. Not all the time, just lately. I forced myself through 1 session of 5 minutes on HOLD tonight, but the issue is that I had to force myself to do it. Really I know I don't have much of choice in the matter because I know how much of a perfectionist I am. If I drag ass anymore and don't have him FF by Thanksgiving then I will be more regretful for being unmotivated now.
Boykin, a professional trainer is out of the question at this point. It would be like if I spent a year building a hot rod and then threw the keys to a stranger to tell me how she drove. Right now I am at the beginning of FF and I don't want ANY distractions for me or the dog. Family or not.
Thanks for the takes guys and please keep them comin. I have no intentions of stopping our training or neglecting my family or my professional life. I hope I did not convey that. What I was trying to convey is a similance of a standard thought between amature and professional trainers alike. That we all get burned out and de-motivated from time to time. Cheers guys, and wish me luck. :salude: