Puppies and dogs in general
Lots of people become infuriated and or enraged when a puppy or dog chews an item, furniture etc and get cross at the dog or puppy. I personally got cross with myself for leaving items within reach, not supervising more, but never getting cross at them because they are babies and they were doing behaviours that are species appropriate. Chewing.
But something we as Dog Trainers and Behaviourists as a collective are guilty of not spreading enough education.
So first of all the best investment you can make today is the Do No Harm Manual by the fantastic Linda Michaels MA founder of the Do No Harm Dog Training Group you can grab a copy here and it will be the best investment you make for your dog regardless of where you are in your journey https://gumroad.com/a/1016960115/LAVuz and go join the Do No Harm Dog Training Group immediately for daily learning!!
Dog Trainers and Behaviourists are pre occupied with fights amongst eachother or trying to educate on why their method of training is the best instead of putting it out there to you, the general public.
Sadly, free information is limited and it is on TV you don't have great choices of where to learn about your dog. Google is a total nightmare and contradictory and YouTube can be awful and mentally draining.
The best advice I can give any dog guardian, owner, staff member is to join the Do No Harm Dog Training Group to learn the best way to work with any and all behaviours!
Trainers and Behaviourists are guilty of getting cross about particular tools and punishments. But as I found out from speaking to someone, there are people out there who genuinely do not know that there are kinder methods. But who want the best for their dog and also love their dog wholeheartedly.
I already have a YouTube channel full of instructional videos for lots and lots of training with over 1400 videos which you can access here for free https://youtube.com/channel/UCu00vAsiN-H8FmUombV3eBg
I share a ton of information on this page and will continue to do so, but if you use a rolled up newspaper, if you use aversive tools, if you physically punish your dog or rub their nose in it, then please reach out or join Do No Harm Dog Training which is free. You can join here https://www.facebook.com/groups/664027960470508/?ref=share
Always look for a Dog Trainer or Behaviourist who is Pet Professional Guild approved or IntoDogs or ICAN approved, look for the logos on their websites and social media's.
Don't be afraid to be totally honest about your current methods and ask how to change, because many of us are ready to help you in a none judgemental way and get you and your dog on the right track.
Image description: pink pastel background with white, purple and black spots. The top right has a black bubble which reads: Need help? Check out the Do No Harm Manual by Linda Michaels MA.
Under this is another black bubble with the text: These guys hold no responsibility. It is always the humans fault.
To the top right there is a Wolfdog doing a sit pretty with a sppech bubble with the text: "As a puppy I chewed a £200 Garmon watch"
A Wolfdog sitting with the speech bubble with the text: As a puppy I chewed the bed posts.
To the bottom right is a black and white Spaniel with the speech bubble "As a puppy I chewed the carpets"
To the bottom left is a Wolfdog in a play bow with the speech bubble "As a puppy I chewed the skirting board."
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