Yesterday was my dear Dad’s fourth death anniversary; and while cherishing his memories, my gaze stopped over at the chocolate tinted dog crate. Yeah! He was a passionate dog lover and had a noticeable affection for these canines; golden retrievers were his preferred variety.
Whenever, I used to visit him (after I tied the knot with Beesley) he was always busy taking care of his naive associates. Ever since my mum passed away, dad had found a consolation in making friends with dogs.
On his 70th birthday, one of his neighbors gave him an Airedale terrier as well as a book given to him at precisely the right time that was titled Understanding your Airedale Terrier.
The book was all about this noteworthy brand of dogs. Almost five years back, once when I dropped in on dad’s place, he started reading a passage from the same book for me. Giving only the main points, the book authored by somebody named J.K John, stated that Airedale Terrier is a very agreeable strain of dog, which is caring, courageous, and friendly. It asks for adoration and consideration. An unruly breed, the Airedale Terrier should commence submission guidance at a babyish age to evade supremacy matters and to guarantee that it will be well-bred. Courageous, defensive, yet cute, this variety is not suggested for the mediocre family. Supremacy concerns can occur if appropriate coaching is not commenced at a primitive age. Since Airedale terriers can be rather obstinate therefore concrete control is finest.”
Dad would have continued the reading episode, had the doorbell not disturbed him; and lo! turned up his pal Makya. It was a sheer happenstance that Makya maintained a full army of dogs and cats at his residence. As for Makya, dad would often state, ‘Makya is such a genuine friend who walks in when the remainder of the world walks out; he is really the gem of a person.’
‘Hey Kibbe!’ Makya affirmed and walked in………….
“If you are thinking about undertaking the task of training your Airedale Terrier, then you have to take into account all that is implicated. You see! Time is the primary thing to reflect on; obviously, this training involves plenty of time. Also, it is an unending responsibility, even for folks like you who have ample time in reserve.” Expressing this, Makya giggled.
‘Makya, what a pleasant surprise; long time no see! ‘Dad watched his dear friend with a look of admiration, and then approval………
“So you were overhearing our conversation; you horrible man!” Dad added hilariously.
“Um! If you simply learn to appreciate their feelings and intellect, it can be a big bonus for you, before you commence the teaching actions of your dog. This will amplify to you their techniques of understanding, and their reactions to your instructive principles afterward.”
“Keep in mind that you should never coach them more than a single instruction at a time; this would do nothing other than baffling their psyche; the simple reason is that you may be ignorantly generating an extra trouble for them in this manner. If you make up your mind to take steps in schooling your Airedale Terrier, you may find yourself engrossed in absolute affection with a dog unlike any personality you have ever known before.
It seemed as if Makya would never stop talking about how to make a pet part of the family. I loved it, but since I had no pet at the time, I decided to step away. So I decided to leave the living room where both of them were sitting. I opted to arrange sandwiches with hot coffee for them.