Seriously, though, I usually become firm when they stop listening. I've seen just how fast things can slide down that slope.
That could be. Maybe you can find some new way to spend more time together doing something? I usually find some trick to teach. It gives time together, with lots of opportunities for positive reinforcement. Or, we play fetch more! ;-)
Oh, good work! That's a bear of a job! Been there with being soaked after a job...including dog bathing!
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