Tuesday, July 28, 2009

tried one technique and was pleasantly surprised

After awhile, books on dog training begin to sound the same. Having gone through about twenty of them, I should know. All of the basics on teaching a dog to sit, heel and come when called are included.

Got to admit, though, that some of those techniques are pretty neat, like the one I tried to keep a dog from pulling. Actually, the dog, named Aries, was my sister's dog. Aries began to pull me onto the wet lawn, which is exactly where I didn't want to go. So I stood as still and firm as a lamp post. After a few seconds, Aries stopped pulling. He looked at me, then began to lie on the grass.

I'm beginning to think that a lot does depend on the owner and the dog's personality.

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