Part 3.. WHAT DO GOOD STRONG LEADERS DO?
I take you back to Part 1 where we spoke about how dogs see the world.
We spoke about leadership and the importance of displaying good leadership for your puppy when they first arrived at the home.
As a pack animal, the pup will look among the family to determine who is displaying the best leadership qualities that a dog can identify with. As explained in my previous posts, it is in your pups best interest to look up to or remain reliant on this member. Instinctively leadership means safety to your pup.
PART 2... HOW DOGS LEARN AND THE MISTAKES WE MAKE
In Part 1 of 'Understanding Dog Behaviour' we focused on how dogs see the world.
Today we look at how dogs learn, and the early mistakes we make.
The Imprinting Stage
When our dogs are pups they display certain behaviours. How we respond to those behaviours will be a direct reflection on what habits and behaviours that our dog will habitually develop.
A good example (and only one of very many) is the 'jump up'.
PART 1 ...HOW DOGS SEE THE WORLD
So you’ve got yourself a new puppy?
Oh that’s great news. So I guess we need new toys, a warm fluffy bed, bowls, leads and all the other bits that go with having a new doggy addition….ok check.
Now what? Ok well we need a vet visit soon. Check he is physically healthy, vaccination and to discuss with our vet or vet nurse about what physical changes will be coming as our puppy matures and grows up. So that’s his physical concerns out the way…check.
Have we thought about his mental education?...
Ummm, what do you mean?