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Benefit of the Doubt

Hey guys! I want to talk to you about something that I’ve come across lately. I see owners expecting too much of their dogs. Don’t get me wrong, you should ask more of your dog, but how much you can ask of your dog depends upon how much time and work you have put into them. Would you ask a first grader to list all the times tables? No of course not…they haven’t gotten that far. It’s unfair to expect them to know something they haven’t learned. Likewise you cannot ask a dog to sit, down, heel or anything if they have not #1) learned it and #2) learned it WELL! You crawl before you walk so if your dog is shaky on a command continue to work with them until they are solid. Then you can expect bigger and better things from your dog. So if you have worked with your dog for one day on the sit command and they did ok don’t assume they are solid on it. Give them the benefit of the doubt. They may not KNOW it and all that means is they need more work. If you haven’t put much work into your dog don’t expect much out of them either. What you put in is what you get out. Until next time, keep digging and find that Pure Canine! 😉

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