We need to change the mindset of how we should train our dogs. They "must" be obedient. They will do it or else. We need to have a better overall approach to training.
Dogs are highly sensitive animals that rely on us to provide them with a safe and secure environment. When we raise our voices or repeat ourselves, we can inadvertently create a sense of fear and anxiety in our dogs, which can lead to a host of behavioral problems.
Welcoming a dog into your home is not just about having a companion, it's about building a relationship of understanding and trust with another being. Our dogs look to us for guidance, protection, and affection and it's our responsibility to make sure we are providing them with the best possible experience.
Making your dog feel safe is essential for building a strong bond with them, and for ensuring that they are happy and well-adjusted. This can be achieved by using positive reinforcement techniques, such as teaching the behaviors that fit your home and lifestyle, rewarding good behavior re directing unwanted behaviors, and by providing a consistent and predictable routine for your dog.
Additionally, using a calm and confident tone of voice can help to communicate to your dog that you calm, confident and that they can trust you to keep them safe.
It's also important to remember that dogs are not human and they do not have the same capabilities of understanding as we do, so we have to be patient with them and use the body language and tone of voice that they understand.
Finally, it's important to remember that every dog is different, and some may take longer to learn than others. Don't get discouraged if you're not seeing results right away. I often ask people to re-think what they are doing and how they are doing it. Often people are going to fast, talking too much or getting impatient. With patience, consistency, and a positive attitude, you can teach your dog good behavior and build a happy, healthy relationship with them.
In conclusion, making your dog feel safe is essential for their well-being and for building a strong bond with them. By using positive reinforcement techniques, providing a consistent routine, and communicating in a calm and confident manner, you can create a safe and secure environment for your dog.
It is NEVER too late to improve your relationship with your dog.