It does feel like a smack across the face🤕. Was it with you JRT? Yeah, that's a good way of looking at it! OkayAww... It’s always tempting to assume that everything will go well when the dog does something so very, very right. “Look! He’s PERFECT! Such a good dog!!” And then they don’t behave in another way, and it feels like a smack across the face. I’ve done my fair share of that 😅. It might help you to keep a journal of what he does right. Also, the days where he acts out may stand out to you more now that he behaves better and better. Just think, if you have a car with a bunch of scrapes and dirt on it, you don’t think anything of just one more, right? But as the car is cleaned, if you get a little mud on it or another scrape, then you notice that individual mess a lot more than you would have. But the plus side is, you can work on that individual mess.
Hang in there.