To Fail or Not to Fail

Ellie 2 resizedA few weeks ago, we welcomed a new addition into our family: a little puppy whom we named Ellie. She is not quite as well-behaved as our other dog, and we saw clearly from the beginning that she was going to need some good training and firm leadership.

One night, soon after we got Ellie, my sister and I were talking about her. Specifically, my sister was discussing her own leadership problems when it came to the puppy. “I’m ok with training her when I’m alone, but if someone else is around, I don’t want to do it, because then they might criticize how I’m doing it,” she explained. Continue reading