You really have to read this article to learn some fantastical and amazing facts about our most beloved canine companions.
And I’d like you to pay particular attention to this fact:
Trying to be “dominant” over your dog is not the best approach
“Despite enjoying considerable popularity for many years, the “dominance” theory of dog training is finally seeing the truth come out. “You should never try to dominate your dog,” Hartstein insists. The idea that you need to show your dog “who’s alpha,” with methods such as eating before your dog, making sure you’re always in a higher position than them, or punitive behavior, is outdated and ineffective.”
Of course, you need to set a routine and make sure your dog understands rules and boundaries, but avoid traditional advice about displays of dominance.
Poop Eating Pups
This fact relieved one of my clients who has wrestled with the poop-eating of one of her pups. Despite her distress and embarassment over her dog’s gross habit, she learned that poop-eating is not abnormal. However, also adding to her distress is, depite all sorts of alleged remedies to stop the habit, the only real remedy is to march out with your dog in rain, snow, sleet, etc., and pick up the little brown pile yourself.
Want to know why dog’s eat poop? Read on…
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