Posted by Bruce Edwards
on March 31, 2016 / Posted in Really Good Pet Food
Let’s face it. We love our dogs because of the way they behave. They are just fun to have around. Sometimes we get mad at them because of the way they behave and whatever we to to try and tell them “no”, things sometimes just don’t work.
Our dog’s behavior does not always tell us what we think it is telling us. For example, jumping does not necessarily mean “I love you and I am glad you are home”. When we misinterpret their behavior, we can unknowingly be sending them the wrong signals.
Posted by admin
on March 24, 2016 / Posted in Really Good Pet Food
We all love to take our doggies places where we can show them off and they can enjoy our companionship as well as being admired by others. We are always willing to take them to all our normal places like Starbucks on Saturday morning, Chipolte for a quick lunch, or the Boardwalk in Aventura for a Saturday afternoon walk.
What we often forget is that these places are often crowded and can contain a lot of “strange things” our doggie has not wet experienced. This could be a big problem for our doggie, make him scared, and even aggressive.
How often are you out in public and you see a dog jumping and barking just to have the owner pick him up and give him a treat? There is always that one house on the street that you don’t like to walk by because there is a dog running at you from the front yard or going nuts behind the fence. These are situations where some dog training is really needed, but it just doesn’t happen.
Many times people just don’t want to train their dogs because they think they are “human” and will just get over it. Other times, people think that training their dog might make him sad or take away his personality. Other times, people just think it is too much work. Having a well trained dog is a critical part of having a proper bond and excellent relationship between the two of you.
Down here in South Florida it is always hot and often muggy. We are always looking for an excuse to stay where it is air conditioned or in the pool. This takes away a lot of the really fun times we should be sharing with our dogs. We make the additional excuse of “Well, after I play fetch for about ten minutes, I can’t think of anything else to do. I just come back inside and let my dog hang outside by himself.”
We have a long list of really fun things you can do with your dog that will build the bond, trust, and respect needed in having a great relationship. It just takes a little time, a little imagination, and the willingness to have a lot of fun.