I have to mention this, because inevitable when I help out dog owners, gain a firmer grip on canine behavior. The comments the individual dog owners commonly make, are well, all to common, ” I’ve had dogs my whole life”.
We often make the mistake of thinking, because we have grown up with dogs, in our family. We have the experience it requires to successfully integrate a new puppy or dog into our home. The reality of it is, if you grew up with a dog, that was your parents dog you grew up with, not yours.
Your parents, ( most likely your mom) where the ones responsible for housebreaking, general training, feeding, veterinary care, grooming, socializing, playing and all around general maintenance for that animal.
Sure you may have walked the dog once in awhile, maybe even fed them on occasion. But the daily needs, 365 days a year fell on someone else’s shoulders, and not yours.
The point of this is. To many of us out there have the tendency to dump our dog at the shelter, at the first signs of trouble. Because we think we have experience, and our experience tells us, that a dog shouldn’t do that. As a child, we didn’t have to deal with the behavior issues that pop up in our dogs. Our parents did.
The Spirit Dog
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