It’s important to know when you can’t win a fight.
And in these times, it’s even more important to be willing to ask for help.Take note from four-month-old Cavapoo Louie, who quickly realised he wouldn’t be able to tackle his feline housemate alone – so calls for backup. Louie was trying to walk into the bathroom of his house in New York when his owner’s cat, Marvin, decided to attack.
Marvin smacked Louie on the head and posed with his paws ready for a further punch-up. After yelping in pain, Louie realised he hadn’t got a chance in this particular battle and retreated… only to return a few seconds later with back-up, in the form of much bigger dog, one-year-old Leela.The move has highly effective, as video shows Marvin jumping up into the sink the moment he sees Leela approaching.
As a result, Louie was able to pass through into the room with no trouble, all thanks to his bodyguard.
Be realistic. Unrealistic goals will only prevent you from growing. There are two common mistakes a dog owner can make that will slam the brakes hard on any potential progress you might be hoping for. First, the expectations we place on our dogs and ourselves. The misguided belief that your dog “should” be performing or responding at a certain predetermined level. Another mistake many owners make is having unrealistic assumptions. Many of us assume that our dog understands what we want and that he knows what we’re asking of him. As if that wasn’t bad enough, some of us assume that the dogs failure to perform means he’s either rebelling, stubborn, or just plain stupid.
The woman filming then exclaims at her cat: ‘Oh yeah, he brings in the big guns and you run!’
Hey, we think that’s the right call. Like we said – it’s honourable to know when you’re in a fight you just can’t win and to retreat when that’s the case… even if you started it.
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