[nagdu] Retirement

Abby Bolling violingirl30794 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 18:02:41 UTC 2015

I wish you the best of luck. Sometimes it's just a phase that the dogs 
will just feel like "You want me to work? but I don't feel like it!" I 
highly doubt you are handling your dog improperly, but sometimes they 
have their own agenda. But you as the handler, know when it is a phase 
and when they are done working, you make the call and no one has the 
right to tell you that you are wrong about how you feel.
You know your dog best.
Out of curiosity, how old is Fisher?
Best of luck

Abby and Cuddle Bug, Cricket
On 10/28/2015 12:24 PM, Marianne Denning via nagdu wrote:
> My 3rd dog made it very clear that she didn't want to work any more.
> She loved her retirement and had many years of good health.  You know
> when the time is right.
> On 10/28/15, Cindy Ray via nagdu <nagdu at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> Yesterday I retired Fisher. He was distracted by a dog at the Iowa Dept.
>> for
>> the Blind Monday; I had him under control, but his growl/bark are vicious.
>> He seems more and more to question what I am asking him to do, and does
>> silly things like start walking up the dirt when the steps are just off to
>> the right. Someone has been implying lately that I'm not a good dog handler
>> and judging what he does. I am just tired of it all and know he isn't
>> getting enough work. I don't know if that's what's up or if he is actually
>> ready to retire, but Spencer I ran a year longer than I should have and he
>> quit in the airport in Minneapolis. Fisher is happy and healthy; I am not
>> ready to continue this journey with him. I'm sure not asking for
>> suggestions, just saying that I've retired him. I had called TSE in August
>> and they called back but I wasn't home; I called again and they never
>> returned my call, but there really isn't any more to say about it. It's
>> been
>> great other than the ongoing dog issue with him and I'm glad to have worked
>> with him. I'm going to keep him. This will be the first time I've done
>> that.
>> It's a little strange, but it's all good.
>> Cindy Lou Ray
>> cindyray at gmail.com <mailto:cindyray at gmail.com>
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