Recipes for “training” dogs are so prevalent in how we live with and talk about them that their existence often goes unquestioned.
Becoming aware that we share our lives with premier learners, dogs, is about saving you frustration, despair, anxiety and endless hours further down the road.
I bristle at the insistence that a dog will assent to any request we make if they understand what we’re asking and if the rewards we offer are of sufficient value
We can build tremendous learners when we get beyond the idea that “dogs are trained”.
A carefully planned learning pathway, paced to suit that particular learner for their life ahead.
Experience changes our ethos. There are many pathways that will broaden our choices.