Guest Post: Doggie Twelve Steps

A guest post by Jen G.

Two peas in a pod: Lithy and Ginny

1. Admitted we were powerless over our addiction to treats and that our lives had become unmanageable.

2. Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves “our owners” could restore us to sanity.

3. Made a decision to turn our fur coat and paws over to the care of the groomer as we understood it was time for a bath.

4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of all the times we begged and received without thanking, all the times we barked nonstop at nothing, and all the times we tore apart the house when our owners were gone.

5. Admitted to our owners, to ourselves the exact times and why we peed in the house.

6. Were ready to have our owners remove all these defects of character.

7. Humbly ask our owners, with our head down and sad puppy dog face, to remove our shortcomings.

8. Made a list of all the dogs we harmed at the dog park and became willing to sniff butts again with them.

9. Made direct amends to such canines whenever possible, except when to do so would cause another dog fight.

10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly heeled to our owners.

11. Sought through cuddling and licking to improve our conscious contact with our owners as we understood them, cuddling only for the knowledge of their will for us and the power to carry that out.

12. Having had been trained as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other puppies and to practice these tricks in all our affairs.

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