Are you ready to train your dog or get your dog trained? Do you want a better mannered dog? One that comes when called? Maybe, one that does not jump on your guests or nip your kids? Are you stuck because you think there is some magic tool, a training secret or only certain people can train dogs?
All these things are crap! You are the secret, you are the magic tool, you are that certain person. You simply lack confidence, leadership and a plan, which will get you the dog you desire. I’m here to give you all the magic tools and secrets you need.
First: Training does not happen over night or in a few weeks of obedience classes. Dog training is a process of consistancy, timing and motivation. You must learn how to use tools properly and not be afraid to learn new techniques. I hear so many owners say “my other dog never…..”. STOP IT! Stop comparing! I will challenge you to move past your current belief system, even if they worked in the past. I will help you understand and communicate with your dog so he/she can understand unequivocally what it is you are trying to convay to him/her.
Second: Create a clear direction for what you want your dog to look like and understand part of dog ownership is putting in the work. If you want a well balanced, calm dog, who looks at you for leadership, you must create that environment. If you are a mess, your dog is probably a mess too. So get it together, if not for yourself, for the love of your dog. If you want a crazy, spazzy dog who is in charge of your house, I’m probably not the trainer for you 🙂
Next: STOP! STOP! STOP! Giving your dog everything for free. He was born to work, now let him do his job. Make him earn his way in the world, or at least amonst your pack.
The BIG One: Drum roll please……… Are you ready???? Can you handle the truth??? Here goes….. Stop HUMANIZING your dog! They will love you more and you will have the dog you truly desire.
Many dogs who are “loved” end up in shelters! Few dogs who are “trained” end up in shelters! BOOM!!! End of story. Training your dog is work, Loving your dog is easy. Put the work into your loved dog.
Finally: The Secret to dog training is, There is NO SECRET!
Until next time!
Balanced Dog Trainer