Remember, if you do not make the conscious choice to be the Trainer…you are by default, the Trainee.” Also, dogs are always learning, whether you are “training” them at the moment or not. Unfortunately, many people (unknowingly) train their dogs to do things they do not desire. How are you training your dog?
So often you see people walking down the street being “towed” by their dog, this is an improper, arm wrenching, tiresome, no fun way to take Fido out or some exercise. It’s time to change an unwanted behavior…
Come Ranger, come….Ranger come…Come Ranger! Ranger’s not coming! Where did he go? Why won’t he come when I call him? How can you get your dog to respond to this very important command?
I teach classes about socializing your puppy, I’ve talked about training your dog, about what to do if your dog barks to much, or licks too much,and more, all of which are very important subjects. This puts all the responsibility on your dog, but relationships, even dog and human relationships, are two-sided.
Pawsitive Steps Dog Training Celebrates 20 years! I love what I do! Working with, and building relationships with dogs of all ages, and breeds and their families, and watching their relationships grow is the best! And as new dogs join familiar families, we are blessed to work together again…it just doesn’t get much better than this. The work I do is not work.
Most dogs love to go in the car with you, and they make great companions on a road trip. And face it, it’s hard to leave Fido home. But whether you’re traveling across the country or just to the nearest dog park, taking your dog with you takes a little bit of planning and preparation…for safety’s sake.