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Some people just don’t enjoy fish, and some dogs just don’t enjoy other dogs. So why do we keep trying to force them?
….myth that dominance in the animal world is achieved through aggression. The assumption that rank has been won through bloody battles, pain and anguish
If there is one command that gives owners grief, it is the COME command. They scream, they threaten, they beg, they chase, they bribe and cajole – and their dogs still do not come when called.
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.