Foundation is everything. Unfortunately, you don’t appreciate a good foundation until you don’t have it. Think about that. If you’ve got a well-built house, you don’t give its foundation a second thought. But if you’re living in a house with a faulty foundation, you’re forced to think about it every day. Why are the floors uneven? Why are there cracks in the walls? Why is the roof leaking? It all goes back to the foundation.
The same is true of dogs. If you have a dog that was started correctly and has a great foundation of respect in place, you find it easy to get along with him. Nothing you do is ever a big concern. The few times that he does react or hesitate, you’re able to get him on the right track with little problems thanks to his foundation. On the other hand, if you’re working with a dog that has no foundation in place, it’s evident every day that you are around him. Any time you try to correct a bad behavior, 10 more show up.
Expanding the outrun, without proper flanks
Expecting a drive when you have no independent flanks
Expecting pace when you have no stop
Just a few examples of where lack of foundation can fail you ..
Why the rush? I understand going from the small work to big work is exciting..
Don’t let your roof fall in.. make sure there is mortar between every brick!