Earlier today I received an e-mail from my partner’s father who lives with a Havanese named Murphy.
This is what he wrote:
I’ve had a very small victory on the training front. Murphy has had a rather persistent ear infection, or possibly other difficulty, that led him to an excess of head shaking. I was given some antibiotics and ear cleaner that both had to be dropped into his ear canal. This was very difficult at first. I was winding up with considerable quantities of these things on my shirts and on the nearby wall. But I gradually got Murphy to accept the drops, with his head turned at a good angle, by rewarding him for the right stuff. Now he will jump up on my lap to get on with these things twice a day quite willingly, and hold still for three drops to be put in his ear. Life is much better this way.
What a fantastic thing happened here! I am thrilled to pieces:)
In my mind this was a huge turnaround of attitude and not just a “small victory”.
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