Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Lake Tahoe Area
Expectations in training puppies and dogs
I find that I'm worried that people have way too high expectations from the get go for puppies and dogs that need training. It seems like they just expect this and that to happen. Dogs, people, horses, don't come into the world knowing all of the stuff you want from them. It is your job, your hard work, your commitment that gets them there. You can have high expectations for your puppy but ONLY after you have set and achieved high expectations for yourself as a trainer, handler, caretaker, etc.
This was on FB, from horseman Ray Hunt. Just put GSD everywhere you see horse.
"We expect immediate learning from a horse. We expect him to go from kindergarten to the eighth grade - to high school - to college without enough time, preparation, or consideration for his thoughts and feelings. We often don't even get him into a learning frame of mind before we begin to train him. We don't even have him relaxed and confident, where he can sit down in class and just listen. We skip all that preparation because we are so superior, or neglectful, or lazy. Because we haven't prepared ourselves to recognize the horse's feelings." - Ray Hunt.
HAPPY 2016. COMMIT TO YOUR WONDERFUL ANIMALS TO BRING OUT THE BEST IN YOU AND THEM.
Dutch Shepherd - Ptygo (Tee-Go) de las Flores
Rescue GSD - Freyja (Husband's Dog)