Sunday, March 1, 2009

Blame the Dog

He is stubborn. Nope, dogs are not stubborn, you just haven't figured your dog out yet. Find out what makes him want to work with and for you. And work withing the limits of your dogs capabilities. Are you asking a Basset Hound to race Flyball in 4.5 seconds?
He is doing it on purpose to make me mad. Nope, dogs don't want to get anyone mad.
He knows better. Nope, they sure don't, that is why you are there to teach him manners.
He feels guilty. Nope, dogs don't feel guilt. Really.
Dogs are none of the above. It's a trainers excuse for not knowing how to train dogs.


R3K9S said...

What I can't blame Sneek anymore??? - LOL.
Reminds me of a quote "My serenity is inversely proportional to my expectations." But that is a another post...

Astrid said...

No Sneak is not to blame for her behavior, neither are you.
And you are working on making her a good citizen.