Crate is a great training tool that is very underrated. It also has a very negative association because people humanize their dogs (e.g. the dog looks sad inside a jail cell) and many use it for the wrong purpose (e.g. time out).
Crate is a great training tool when it is being used properly to nurture a much more balanced mindset.
Many dogs do not respect/trust/ or listen to their human owners because of a lack or misuse of crate training.
Crate training is not just about
Q: l can’t leave my dog in the crate for 8 hours!
A: If you feel bad about leaving your dog in a crate for 8 hours, l like you to think about this.
There are 24 hours in a day, which means you have 3 sessions of 8 hours.
You sleep for 8 hours, you work for 8 hours (when your dog is crated), and you still have another 8 hours which you can choose what to spend on.
Letting your dog free roam in the house does not teach your dog how to become a better and stronger dog -
A dog can become reactive with too much love and freedom.
A lot of dogs ended up in the shelter because they were given nothing but love and freedom by their owners (should say ex owners).
Freedom is not a good thing for a dog when the dog has no idea what to do with it. Love without guidance is not going to make the dog stronger or happier.
Lots and lots of misplaced love and freedom will result in lots and lots of entitlement, confusion, and anxiety, which are what dr
Many puppies are overwhelmed by the amount of attention they receive once they arrive in their new homes.
When they are with their mother and litter mates, the dog mother would make sure the puppies are advocated for; she will make sure they have their privacy and down time so they can feel safe.
However, very often, once the puppy arrives in the human’s home, everyone comes to fuss around the puppy, they give the puppy lots of attention but no one takes up the role of be
Puppy owners often told me they could not get their puppies to calm down until they have given the puppies lots of exercise.
This is a common problem with puppy owners. A lot of it has to do with the energy and behaviour of the people around the puppy. It is largely about how they live with the puppy.
If they are always showing excitement (o look at him, come to me, l miss you so much, give me a kiss...) and rewarding the puppy with attention and affection whenever the pu
Many people feel bad about implementing structure for their dogs.
But structure is not a bad thing. It is good for your dogs.
Dogs love structure.
Structure clarifies the confusion for a dog who may find our world intimidating, and it gives the dog a sense of security and stability as he/she knows what to expect so he/she does not need to guess and worry.
Structure is a life style.
A structural life style for a dog is like working in a very organized office - you kn
Dogs should not only work for you or listen to you when you give him food.
It does not matter whether the dog was bred for whatever purposes, all dogs can be taught to listen and be motivated even if you have left your treat pouch at home.
If you need to give your husband $100 every time you ask him to take out the garbage bin or else he will completely ignore you - will you say you have a great loving relationship with your husband? Will you think it is normal?