by Daniel “Doggy Dan” Abdelnoor
Have you ever been in the situation where you are out for a walk with your dog, happily going down the street when your heart misses a beat and then sinks because you see another dog coming?
It means only one thing. Your lovely but very dominant dog is going to try to leave their mark on yet another dog. And you’ve no idea how badly this could go!
Even though the other dog is on a leash you know you’re in trouble if they come too close, and so you start looking for an exit strategy…
But before you know it your dog is pulling like crazy and the hair on their back is starting to rise.
You’ve tried everything to stop this behavior. Like tugging on the leash, a different collar, distraction with food but nothing has made the slightest bit of difference. Now it’s just a case of keeping them separated at all costs.
You’ve started to give up all hope.
So where did it all go so horribly wrong?
The thing that so many dog owners and trainers don’t seem to understand is that if you’ve been giving your dog the wrong messages at home then it’s too late to turn it around when you see another dog on the street.
The simple fact is this…
Dogs are simple animals. And I mean that in a very loving way. But they’re simply not interested in bigger TVs, faster cars or their next holiday.
Rather, dogs are about…
(article continues in Issue 2 of “House Sitting Magazine”…)