We practice what we preach!
It is ALWAYS worth it to invest the time, energy, patience, and resources to train your dog. ALWAYS. Trust us, we've learned that the hard way. Years ago, we had anxious dogs, naughty dogs, and more.....
Then, we learned the hard truth.... it was NOT the dog's fault, it was ours. Dogs are pack animals that follow their leader(s). So, when our dogs were struggling, it was a reflection of the struggles our house was having too.
Even if we "fake it till we make it", the people around us might be fooled, but the dogs are not.
Dogs are mirrors to our insides. OUCH.
So we embarked on a NEW journey of learning, growing and building a strong, healthy, confident pack of humans AND dogs!!!
STEPS WE TOOK TO CHANGE:
1) We signed up for dog classes
2) We practiced every day- even if it was only 15 min.
3) We took careful note of our own "insides"
and watched our little furry mirrors tell us how we were doing ;)
These are our current top 3 YouTube Dog Trainers.
Please remember, every dog is trainable as long as their human is too.
Wink Wink ;)
Time, Patience, and Consistency are your best friend... well, next to your dog of course!
A high-energy guy, Zak is a positive training-focused Dog Trainer that has grown in popularity since covid and the puppy buying boom. Navigate to his puppy playlist and start a the beginning.
A seasoned veteran in dog training every dog you could imagine. She focuses on teaching your dog to make the choice without being forced. A positive behavior dog trainer, Susan has 2 youtube channels that are smaller in followers, but rich in content. "Susan Garrett" & "Dogs That" Both have links to her pod casts too.
Dog Psychologist (not a trainer) that is full to the rim of wisdom in leading your pack. Whether or not you're a follower, you can learn a boat load about dog psychology, human responsibility and your dogs living together with your family. A great resource if you have multiple dogs, or if you have a dog with anxiety.