setting behavioral boundaries
The Leadership Walk – or as many call it, the “Wonder Walk” – addresses the underlying cause of most dog behavior issues: confusion over who make the rules and who’s running the show.
When we give our dog too much freedom – the freedom to patrol the entire yard or property while we are gone, the freedom to hike off leash without voice control, the freedom to roam about the house and explore with no restrictions, the freedom to sniff, pull, and investigate at will on our walks…we are sending a potentially dangerous message!
It’s not our dog’s great-great-great-great-great…grandparents that hold the key to understanding your dog now. Do YOU bear much resemblance to your ancient ancestors? I doubt it. Neither does your dog.
….myth that dominance in the animal world is achieved through aggression. The assumption that rank has been won through bloody battles, pain and anguish
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.
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.