A lot of us want things from our dogs. We mostly want them to behave differently – less of that behavior – more of the other. If we are smart we don’t expect we can wish better behavior into being. We know we can’t simply complain the unwanted behavior away. It doesn’t work like that.
Real Dog Training is a process. It’s work. It’s hinged on our own human behavior. In order for our dogs to change, we need to change. We need to change.
- Force your dog less
- Set them up for success more
- Protect them from the things that trigger them (over and over and over again)
- Teach them how to better handle triggering events gradually (little by little by little)
Learning and teaching is a process. It’s sometimes fast. It’s always steady. Thoughtful. Gentle. And, therein lies the magic.
Command and demand less. Pause and observe more. Simply be. Be your dog’s guild. Be his safe place. Today and always, be the Christmas Miracle your dog has always wanted.