Getting Started Week 41 - Too Little, Too Late
when your puppy was small? Can you remember allowing your puppy to put
those little paws on you as you allowed your puppy to plant delicious
puppy kisses on your face? Do you remember your pup's first yip of
frustration and what you did to quiet that cute little puppy?
Here's the problem. Your bigger and older puppy does not
understand why the rules are changing now. It is normal canine learning
to figure out what the world will be like and how to get what is wanted
and needed during the first few months of life. Nature intended early
learning to endure to support survival.
However, it's normal for people to change the rules when the pup's
behavior goes from cute to annoying or bothersome.
may be cute the first few times your puppy rattles the food dish but
after a while you see your puppy is telling you what to do and has
become demanding of your attention around the clock.
Pet Parents Beware! You may respond to your puppy when your
brain is on cruise control not realizing that you are teaching your
puppy a new unwanted behavior by your response. There are very few dogs
who have mental illness but there are very many confused
Imagine what it must be like in your puppy's mind to be rewarded with
your attention one time and then for the very same behavior receive a
scolding the next time - crazy making!
So, switch off the cruise control and beware that whatever gets
attention - even if unintentional attention - gets repeated.
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