For a long period we have been dealing with certain negative behaviors of Ricki. I have tried behavior modification plans, rewards, and punishments, to little avail. But I reevaluated everything, and felt that the plan I had in place was correct, and should theoretically work. I suspected that it was simply a matter of waiting for Ricki to slowly absorb the knowledge that correct behavior was in her best interests. Finally yesterday I saw some progress.
We live in a world where we expect a quick cure, a fast fix, and it just always doesn’t work like that. Sometimes things simply take time. Give it time… and don’t give up!