June 22nd, 2011
|The politics of dog training can sometimes overwhelm pet owners who are simply looking to promote good behavior in their pet/s. All pet owners really only need to know one simple thing: dogs do what works, what’s fun, and what makes them feel good. So instead of worrying about being a “pack leader,” concentrate on being a “snack leader.” Dogs will happily work for individuals who control access to resources (food, play, preferred resting areas, walks, etc.) without confrontation.
Casey Lomonaco owns Rewarding Behaviors Dog Training in Binghamton, NY.