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The Stubborn Dog

GUILTY! Admittedly, I have used this excuse in past Obedience training when my dog refused to follow my commands. Thank goodness my dog is a forgiving breed! I believe this article points out the importance of establishing a bond with our pets. Positive reinforcement is the right tool to use to build trust & reliability if we expect our dogs to understand & perform their best.

I cringe whenever I hear someone refer to a dog as “stubborn.” It is patently unfair to label a dog as stubborn. Dogs do what works for them (as we all do), and when they aren’t doing what we ask, they have a good reason. […]