Did you ever watch The Wizard of Oz on TV when you were a kid? There was the Cowardly Lion who only wanted to be brave. There was the Tin Man who only wanted a heart. There was the Scarecrow who only wanted a brain. And, don’t forget Dorothy who only wanted to go home.
They all wanted one thing in life more than anything else. This emotion was even more than “a want”; it was “a need”. They needed these things in order to feel complete. There is always that one thing that we all want that is the most important thing in our lives. The same can be said of our dogs.
Do you remember what was going on with the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and Dorothy when they didn’t feel they had that all-important thing? They were nervous, scared, and unsure of themselves and the world around them.
When our dogs are jumping, barking, not listening and generally misbehaving; they are acting out the same emotions that we (and our Wizard of Oz friends) don’t have that one thing we really want and need.
So, what do our dogs really want? Robin and I have a great dog training article that explains all of this and tells you how to give it to your dog. Please check out our blog article titled “What Does My Dog Really Want” to learn more.