How does she feel about it you ask? I'll show you:
But it doesn't matter. We called for an evaluation which took place a couple of weeks ago and it went something along these lines:
Trainer: What seems to be the issue with Henna?
Loyal Pet Owners: She runs away, she jumps on people and while she is a very good dog, she doesn't listen.
Trainer: I understand. Hand me her leash and we'll see how she does.
Loyal Pet Owners: Sitting back with smug looks on their faces, knowing that our Miss Henna would hang herself with her independence.
Trainer: Tempting her with dog treats, puts her through her paces. Henna sits on command, lays down; she sits again, she stays. She stays when the door is opened. She stays while the door is open and the trainer takes a 3 mile hike. She stays until trainer returns and rewards her with one of th0se tempting treats. She performs like an obedience school star.
Loyal Pet Owners: Stunned.
Trainer: Sits down and in a quiet voice states the obvious. "Henna seems to understand. I think her owners are the ones who have the problem."
Loyal Pet Owners: Humiliated and speachless.
Trainer: You're just not important enough to her. I think all you need to do is sign up for some basic obedience group classes and you'll get the hang of it.
Not important enough? How can that be? We feed her, take her for walks, talk to her, lover her, care for her and treat her like the princess she is.
And so after signing up for Dog Training 101 we slunk out of the evaluation, our egos deflated but firm in our conviction to become the most important things in her life. How's that working out you ask? We just completed week three and we're making progress. We have hope.