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    Anybody ever have good days and bad days as far as training goes?? Worked my dog this morning in the rain and he acted like he was a completely different dog. Ran the same drills as yesterday (water blinds) but he seemed extremely amped up, too amped up actually. Dog was running wild. Just trying to see if other people have good days and bad days too

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    Yes......and it doesn't take rain

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    Of course.
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    Oh, my! Yes! That's why a "good day" doesn't mean much, but happily neither does a "bad day". There's always tomorrow. And it only matters if the good days start to string together.

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    I started a thread on this subject a while back and got some pretty informative answers. Should be able to find it under my profile or a quick search.
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    Yes and it would not be the rain that started the bad day. Have more good than bad days usually. Some interesting days too!
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    Ok cool. Thanks. I was just wondering. Its almost like the dog gets fed up with all the formal rules and style that has been pounded in his head time and time again and he just tries to cut loose and do his own thing. It was very sloppy, hard headed and down right spiteful some of the things he did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CodyC View Post
    Ok cool. Thanks. I was just wondering. Its almost like the dog gets fed up with all the formal rules and style that has been pounded in his head time and time again and he just tries to cut loose and do his own thing. It was very sloppy, hard headed and down right spiteful some of the things he did.
    Do you have teenagers?

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    Yeah I have one, he is a black lab male named LKG's Bouncing Blake. I see what you are saying and yes it is almost just like a hard headed teenager when he does this. He is a high drive dog, but can be pretty goofy when he wants to be. Today was just one of his days. He is two weeks shy of 18 months and he really showed himself today. Hopefully he will out grow it.

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    We trained in the rain the last two days...remember that a dog cant hear you as well in the rain, and no animal or human for that matter likes having rain splashed in their faces...but any dog that can hunt in the rain is definitely worth their weight in gold/feed...
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