Started Day Nine - Canine NOT Human...
You are more than half way through the
first 14 Days. Congratulations! Your relationship with
Puppy is a barometer of what you and Puppy are learning. Below
are facts to help prevent common misconceptions people have about dogs.
What we have here is a species-specific failure to
1. Dogs are not democratic.
They see other canines and humans as either above or below them in rank.
Humans tend to treat household dogs as equal children. This is
hard-wired. Go with it!
2. Dogs do not speak English. They do
reflect our emotions but that doesn't mean they understood what we said
or did. They read body language and voice tones better than they
understand our words.
Say what you mean - mean what you say.
Our words, hand signals and tone
need to ALL say the same thing to keep learning fun and stress-free. Don't say, "Stay" if you really
mean, "Wait." Most people that believe they have a
bad dog, actually have a confused dog.
Parenting Tips™ for Puppy