Learn to love and watch a dog accomplish what they set out to do. Capture the moment that resides in all of us. The moment of accomplishment of though, focus, action and movement in perfect harmony.
This is what brings into creation the art of being able to put in motion a thought in real life with the joy of the moment.
Dog love to please us, they have proven time and time again throughout history that they will do for us anything we ask or need with tail wagging joy and total commitment.
They learn early on to come to us and ask us to take them for a walk, to feed them and to love them. They know how to get our attention and we've all heard about how well our dogs train us.
A well trained dog is actually a partnership built on trust and love with its handler.
Dogs that are trained to fear being wrong are not working with their handler as a teammate, as a partner. They are reacting from fear of punishment and have learned that the handler will scare them if they do that behavior again.
They have not learned to think of the performance but of the punishment. Even the slightest punishment puts the dog's attention on what you are doing "to" him and not what he is doing at the moment.
We want your dogs to be thinking of what they can do for you instead of what you might do to them.
Training dogs with food rewards can bring on a similar response where the dog is only working for the food and not with you as a team member. Food therefore, is only recommended as a way to motivate the dog to begin to pay attention and then the food should be replaced with praise that leads to teamwork.
copyright Amber Shawn (Higgins) Daisy's mom :)
|Wrinkledpups Daisy Mayham|
I'm a Bloodhound who shows other dogs how they can help their families during emergencies and natural disasters over at Family Disaster Dogs.
Eleven years of mantrailing teaches a dog a thing or two about how to deal with people when they get lost or upset during emergencies.
We dogs have a lot of responsibly to our families when it comes to keeping them safe and out of harms way.
It sure makes it easier when our people give us a hand with some lessons that show them how to treat us. Then we get a chance to show them how smart we can be.
I'll be stopping by here pretty often to give a helping paw with some tips about how you can help your people during an earthquake, flood or other emergency situation while my housemate Willie G. Dawg will be posting on Wendy Nan Ness "Lend a Paw" blog.
We are so excited about Wendy Nan Rees coming out with a new book and movie along with the radio show that we just can't stop wagging our tails.