I explain to busy super moms that the secret to getting the household under control, and the dog better behaved with the family is less yelling, and better management.
What makes a dog – any dog – feel secure is predictability and structure in their life. This goes double for a rescue dog. What has been missing in their life is predictability and routine.
Did you know that dogs were not designed to make independent, responsible choices? They are pack animals. A well behaved dog depends on boundaries and limits being set 24-7 by their pack mates.
A full, informative and fair review of training collars is way overdue, I think. Let me give it a whirl from what I hope will be a more broadminded, natural perspective.
I realized at the end of the session, that I had walked her through what must be a terribly anxious scenario for many other dog owners. During our session, she kept saying, “I would never have thought to do that!
Training is what a dog knows. Obedience is a dog doing what he knows, when he’d rather not. Most dogs I know are trained. Very few are obedient. Most owners train their dogs. Very few know the difference between dog training vs obedience and how to turn training into true obedience. Here’s my approach, from