The human canine relationship goes back more than 30,000 years. The origin of the domesticated dog lays in the fact that some wolves had figured it out that with calm friendly behaviour around humans,they got rewarded with food. The genetics of these intelligent and brave individuals became the base of today’s dogs.
The human canine relationship is extremely deep. I am somewhat astonished and upset, that after 30,000 years still so many dogs end up in shelters or get euthanized, because owners simply don’t take the effort to educate themselves enough!
I think the biggest mistake many of us do, is to try to educate a dog like a human, to explain his behaviour by thinking like humans, instead of learning to think like a dog. It is imperative to educate ourselves, our family, children and friends simply everybody that comes in touch with our dog. A well-informed dog owner will have very little issues with his or her dog, he or she will have a well-behaved and happy dog, and these dogs most likely will not upset other people or other dogs. To get information about dog training and dog behaviour training is imperative.
The good news is, that there are only a few basics that you need to know, and if they are used consistently, you will have a wonderful and stress-free relationship with your dog. It truly becomes really fun and rewarding, once you start to understand your dog better.
Many of us spend a lot of time searching the web about nutrition, clothing, cars, child education, the list could go on and on. So let’s take the time now to learn more about our dogs!
Try to be easy and have an open mind. In my own experience I have seen equally men and women being too proud to admit their difficulties with their dog, blaming things on the dog and the circumstances and just not willing to learn a little more .
The following three basics are most important to know and to understand, and in the next few posts we’ll dive right into them:
1. Consistent Guidance
2. Understanding that dogs live in the moment
3. Learning your dogs body language