Has your dog ever had a tantrum? The kind where he throws himself on the ground, refuses to budge or listen. In that instant, he may even growl at you a bit. If you haven’t experienced this, consider yourself very lucky! If you have, you know exactly what I am talking about.
Chunyo used to have tantrums when he was younger and after lots of training (and patience), we were able to work through it. Unfortunately, last week I had a brief flash from the past. During one of our walks, Chunyo quickly took a hold of his leash and started biting and pulling it. Then he had the nerve to throw himself on the ground and refuse to get up! Urgh! I thought we moved past this stage. What happened? In that moment, I had to remember what I learned in training – correct him and then let him finish his tantrum. Whatever you do, don’t fight it! Of course this is easier said than done. I swear the neighbors were looking out their windows watching the drama unfold! Finally, after several attempts to calm him down (it felt like forever) – Chunyo was back to normal 🙂 He was ready to finish his walk. Phewww!
Has your dog had a tantrum recently? How do you handle it? Here is an article from Dog Breed Advice on the topic. Figured I needed to review how to handle Chunyo’s occasional moments of madness 😉 Let’ s hope this doesn’t happen again anytime soon! It’s embarrassing!