The battles with Jasmine are on-going. At the moment she’s developed a bit of a spending issue. She’s reluctant to spend at home and not at all bothered about stopping dead in her tracks when working to spend. I need to teach her that spending in harness is totally unacceptable. I’ve been advised to tell her off big style when she does this, but if I tell Jasmine off too much when she’s working she gets upset and the tension builds up.
So on the one hand I’ve got a dog that appears outwardly to be very strong and robust and highly determined. However, too much telling off and she goes to pieces.
Emotionally she’s stil very complex and I wonder if this will ever change. I’ve had her five months now and wonder if she will in fact settle, or whether working with her is always going to be working through one issue after another.
I have this feeling that her and I won’t make the full eight years but hope I’ll read back after that time and prove myself wrong.