A bit of a departure today from my usual, lengthy posts...
The Three Big Questions
Whenever you’re training your dog, or even if you’re just out walking or playing with him (or her) in the park, there are three questions you can ask yourself that will hopefully make you a better dog trainer, a better owner, and maybe even a better human being:
- What can I learn from my dog today about dogs and training?
- How can I tune into my dog’s energy and use it in teaching him (or her) how to obey me?
- Is there anything my dog’s behavior can teach me about myself so that I can become a better trainer or owner?
If you ask me, dogs are the real experts on training. I’ve found that if we can just get quiet for a moment or two, get rid of our own agenda, and come down to their level, they will always show us what to do, and how best to train them. They’ll even show us how to be better human beings if we let them. That’s what they’re made for. That’s their job in life.
"Changing the World, One Dog at a Time"