A whipping a day keeps the teacher at bay
Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?
- Diogenes (412-323 BC)
Many people can’t envision life without dogs. We appreciate and admire them for their devotion, unconditional fondness, playful enthusiasm, and zest for life.
Nevertheless, dogs and people are very distinctive animals. Although legitimately “man’s best friend,” dogs have some innocuous but exasperating tendencies-like jumping up to greet, barking, excavating, and chewing-that can make it quite tough to live with them!
To make the most of your connection with your dog, you need to teach her some essential skills that will help her live amicably in a human household.
Knowledge about how to train your dog will advance your life and hers in a productive direction, enhance the bond between you, and ensure her safety-and it can be a lot of fun. You will know where your accountability begins. Dogs are typically eager to learn, and the key to triumph is good communication. Your dog needs to comprehend how you’d like her to act and why it’s in her best interest to conform to your wishes.
If you ask around, you’ll receive all types of advice about training your dog. Some persons will inform you that the key is to use a “firm hand”- to ensure that your dog doesn’t think she can get away with disobedient behavior. Some people argue that you should only employ rewards in dog training and evade punishing your dog in any way.
Some individuals insist that all you have to do is “be the alpha dog,” assert your eminence as the dominant leader of your “pack.” It’s easy to get flabbergasted by the glut of contradictory opinions out there.
Regardless of which techniques and methods you use, practical dog training boils down to one thing-managing the consequences of your dog’s behavior. If you want to impact the way your dog behaves, you need to:
- Ensure to reward behaviors you like.
- Make sure certain behaviors you don’t like aren’t rewarded.
- Understand how your dog operates and learns better
- One of the most recurrent complaints pet parents have is that their dogs “just won’t listen.”
But be sure to put yourself in your dog’s shoes for a moment. If someone was continually chattering away in a foreign language that you’d never heard before, how long would you pay attention? Perhaps not for very long-because you simply wouldn’t be able to understand what the foreign speaker was trying to communicate.
Friends Among Us (2020) by Philosopher Daniel Sanderson
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