5 Things Your Dog Wants To Tell You About Training

Do you ever wonder if your dog would like to be able to communicate with you?  Well he actually would love to tell you a few things about what the two of you are doing together with his training.  Since you didn’t catch it in his body language here it is in human language.

1. Teach me but don’t abuse me.

Make training fun for me please.  I am really enjoying it and I love to learn however when you loose your temper at me everything simply goes down hill and I just want to quit.  I do want to thank you for never hitting me because I know some dog owners do that.

I really am enjoying the training,  however when you are arguing with the wife please don’t come try to train me.  You just are not in the right frame of mind and it never seems to go well.  So if we are going to train please be happy.

2. I like treats but I will be just as happy to work for your praise.

Don’t get me wrong I love a good treat now and then however what I really love is a bunch of praise from you.  Yes, I love doing my exercises well so that you are proud of me, especially when you are showing me of to your friends and the neighbors.  Plain and simple I work for your love and respect.

3. I can only concentrate for a short periods so please limit the lesson time.

Please keep in mind that I am young and new to training so please limit my sessions to no more that 15 minutes at a time.  As I get older I will be able to concentrate for longer periods but right now 15 minutes just seems to me my limit.

4. It will take me longer to catch on sometimes.

Some of the exercises you are teaching me are harder than others so please be patient as I work to catch on.  However when I do catch on I know you will see the light bulb go off in my head and we will both be excited.

5. Train me and I will love you forever.

I want you to know that I am excited to learn and to have you as my master.  I really do appreciate you taking the time to train me and I realize that some of my friends have owners that have not done it.  Of course it shows with those guys because they just are not well behaved like I am.

I want to thank you again and here is to many long years together.

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About the Author: Wayne Booth is owner of Canine Behavior Specialists in Nashville, TN.  Wayne has been teaching people how to become Professional Dog Trainers since 1990 and he is the Training Director of Canine Behavior Specialists Network.

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