So many dog trainers ... so many crazy dogs. Many trainers are quite fanatical about their methods and tools ... even going as far as to say that others are wrong or abusive. With all the chatter, one thing seems to escape notice: We are virtually surrounded by crazy, dis-respectful, disobedient, out-of-control dogs.
I say it's time to stop arguing and start showing some results. Not methods - Results.
To me, the best result is a dog that is happy, peaceful, respectful, calm and obedient - without needing to be constantly 'reinforced' with treats or corrected with a prong collar or an e-collar. A truly off-leash obedient dog does not need any of those things when it really counts. A truly obedient dog doesn't even need a leash.
Who you are to your dog is everything ...
Much of 'modern' popular dog behavioral training seems to be focused on changing, redirecting or struggling to understand why dogs develop behavior issues, and treating the symptoms of those issues. In my opinion, far too much of the emphasis is then placed on changing the dog and not enough on changing the way the human owner relates to and behaves around the dog. In my experience, the most common behavioral issues tend to be created or exacerbated by the humans' input or lack thereof. For better or worse. The posts in this blog share my views on the human-dog relationship and how to effect it in a way that creates balance, calmness, fulfillment and obedience.