For those of you who are unfamiliar with Lupe's story, feel free to check out my training video.
I'm not going to lie, I cried like a big baby when I read this...Lupe and her owners are near and dear to my heart. They are on a year long trip through Central and South America together. Here is the update:
“Steph! Just passing through….I haven't looked at your page in a while. We do not have internet that often. It looks like you are recovering. I am so glad to see. We are in Oaxaca, Mexico. You definitely come up in conversation. Dean and I will say, "If Steph could see Lupe, now". Lupe is doing AMAZING! We get so many compliments on her and her good behavior. It is so crucial when you are on the road to have a well disciplined dog. But, not only is she well behaved, but she is much happier these days…which is AWESOME. At some point I will send you some pics of her on the road. I hope you are well. I am glad to see pics of Karma.
We think of you. We will be in touch.
Sara, Dean, and of course….Lupe
Oh and BTW, the dog situation in Mexico is CRAZY! oh my goodness. I don't know where to start. Dean had to carry a stick and rocks on our walk the other day. Lupe is so good. She just trots along, looking straight ahead, as the three of us plow through packs of dogs. It is wild, though.”
The best part about Lupe's story is how awesomely dedicated they are to Lupe. They had a clear choice after she had bitten two people. They could either reach out for balanced dog training, or they could euthanize her. They chose to give Lupe a chance at a real life. I am SO proud of them. Dog training is not a series of tricks...it's a lifestyle.