Put your dog down

Put your dog down


I don't mean like that!.. I mean stop carrying your dog.  Leave him on the ground.

Don't pick him up because it's easier now, or you're anxious about a situation, or to 'save' him or because you think it's cute.

At best, you're making a rod for your back, teaching really bad habits and reinforcing anti-social behaviour; at worst you're you're helping him avoid learning from challenging situations and, very importantly, undermining consistent training and a functional pack order.

Richard AttwoodComment