There Is No Such Thing, As An Untrainable Dog

There Is No Such Thing, As An Untrainable Dog

And I’m not talking about teaching your dog different levels of obedience training, CD or UD, tracking, fly ball, agility, earth dog, field work, herding, protection, sled dogs, SAR, bomb & drug detection, or any other type of a behavior we want to teach to our dogs.

What I’m talking about is the ability to modify and / or stop, problematic or unwanted inherited or learned behaviors. Our ability or failure to modify our dogs less desirable traits is dependent on two main factors.

1– The dog training professional we hire. Whether they have the distinction of being called a Certified Dog Trainer or an Animal Behaviorist (canine), unfortunately does not mean they will be able to help you.

2– The dog owners comfort level with their dog. Meaning some people find it very hard to let go of their own fears and uncertaintees in regards their own dogs behaviors.

An animal professional that’s worth their salt, not only has to be an expert in dog behavior. But must be an expert in human behavior as well, this is and should be an animal professionals number one concern while helping out a client. The dog should be the easy part of this equation.

So even know you can train every dog, some dog owners fears unfortunately will make them unteachable.

The Spirit Dog

Copyright © 2008 A.S.PAPSZYCKI

4 Responses

  1. I agree that all dogs are trainable! I have seen so many people out on walks with dogs that are totally in their own ‘space’, hardly noticing that there is a human on the other end of the leash!
    Please stop by my blog to meet my very cute mixed breed, Maggie!

  2. The problem you run into is, a lot of good people just don’t know how to properly or effectively teach another species.

  3. Most canines aren’t just people’s “pets”… They are part of the family. And just like children, dogs require lots of time, care and love to become the happy dog they should become. YOU have to teach them right from wrong in order to be a proud parent.

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