Rule Structures for Daily Life with Your Dog

Louise's Dog Blog

When we bring a dog into our homes as a family pet, companion or team member if you do some type of sport with your dog, the very first thing that we must recognise, in all fairness to the dog is that his rules are different from ours, and many behaviours that are unacceptable to us are quite normal for the dog.

For example:

  • Dogs that jump up to greet are normal, not bad or naughty;
  • Dogs that chew TV remotes, spectacles, cellphones that are left lying around are normal, not bad or naughty;
  • Dogs that steal food off the kitchen counter are normal, not bad or naughty;
  • Dogs that rush out of the door ahead of you are normal, not bad or naughty;

These are just some dog behaviours that are unacceptable to us. It is our responsibility, if we are to live in harmony with our dogs to…

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