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Coton Connection, Issue #051- Why dog training is like dieting
November 03, 2015
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Why dog training is like dieting
My friend Shelly just got a new puppy named Jack. I went to Shelly’s house to meet this new puppy, and it was immediately evident that Jack had this household wrapped around his cute little paws.
When I asked Shelly how the puppy training was going, she started complaining "he's not responding to potty training – he’s having accidents all over the house and he doesn’t sit on command or come when called."
Meanwhile, I’m watching Jack roaming all over the house unattended.
While I was listening to my friend talk about how hard it was for her to train Jack, it occurred to me that dog training was similar to dieting.
Yes, I know that sounds crazy, but does this sound familiar?
Do you know the single biggest mistake that most people make when training their dogs?
Whether you’re teaching your dog to go potty outside or to come when called, most people fail when they give up too soon and don’t provide consistent training.
Making a successful change is the result of taking small cumulative steps every day. The difference between success and failure is understanding this. When you take small steps toward a goal, you may not see tangible results for a while. But if you stop taking these steps, you’ll never see the results you’re seeking will you?
Don’t give up too soon – one day you’ll turn around and notice that you have a well behaved dog. It will seem like it happened over night like magic, but it was really the culmination of the small steps you took every single day without exception.
Every Day Matters! What are you doing today to help train your dog to become a well behaved part of your family?
Healthy Homemade Veggie Dog Treats
All well-behaved Cotons deserve a treat for good behavior, right? Unfortunately, with all the recalls over the past couple of years it's risky buying treats.
The only treats I give Luc now are organic fruits and vegetables. If you want to make some homemade treats, here are a couple recipes that are healthy and easy.
The first one is from Healthy Dog Food: Homemade Recipes
And this recipe is from The Ultimate Guide to Dog Food
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