Back your Dog up
Many of us have seen this picture floating around Facebook etc for the last couple of years... on first appearance it's funny. Memes are funny that's the point. Tonight at class people were saying to me about people seeing their Dogs as cute and encouraging them to jump up. You have to guide people. Stand tall and say no please don't encourage my Dog to jump up. No thankyou please don't give my Dogs treats. It is humans who encourage this behaviour. And we as their owners need to back our Dogs up. We need to help them out. They don't know to automatically not jump up at people nor do they know when it is OK and not OK to jump up unless we guide them. We cannot expect or assume behaviours from our Dogs. First we must help them out to encourage them in their training and to gain desired behaviours from them. If we don't have their backs the Dogs aren't to blame 🐶
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