Sometimes people are late to work, or the weather is horrible, or they are having a break during a road trip...I just think that it's a good idea, and dogs don't think 2ce about it if we are consistent from the start.
They are smart, definitely. But also, I think that it does no good for a dog to be smart if their people won't interact with them in a way that allows them to develop meaningful communication with one another. They will try anyway, but a lot of it will be lost.
You must spell g-r-o-o-m-e-r to her!
I'm so glad that you got them when you did. It was just in time to weather the pandemic with them.
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