Phone rings, “Two Bears Dog Training how may I help you? Hello, I have a (puppy, dog) that I need to stop from doing (fill in the blank).”
Most people have a list of things they want their dog to stop doing. However, by saying we want to stop a behavior we already have set ourselves up for conflict with the dog. Most unwanted behavior by human standards is just normal behavior by dog standards.
In order to work in harmony and maintain a close relationship with our dog we need instead to ask “what do I want my dog to do”, then we can structure his training and environment in a way that eliminates conflict and strengthens our relationship. While many behaviors seem simple to us, they are actually extremely complicated for dogs.
Instead of saying you want your puppy: to stop mouthing and biting, ask yourself “how do I get my puppy to chew on his toys and play fetch, and tug?”
Instead of saying you want your dog: to stop destroying things in the house, ask yourself “how do I get my dog to be house reliable?”
Instead of saying you want your puppy: to stop jumping on people, ask yourself “how do I get my puppy to calmly greet people?”
Instead of saying you want your dog: to stop pulling on the leash, ask yourself “how do I get my dog to walk calmly on a leash?”
Instead of saying you want your puppy: to stop running away, ask yourself “how do I get my puppy to happily come whenever I call him?”
At Two Bears Dog Training our job is to teach you how to get your puppy or dog to do the things you want him to do rather than just stopping him from doing the things you don’t want him to.
We will give you the skills and tools to communicate with your canine companion in a way that eliminates conflict, builds your relationship and makes training fun for you both.
Contact us to get started on a mindful approach to training your puppy or dog.
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