Hints on How to Correct Your Dog
- Be calm and still when you are about to correct your dog. From your dog’s perspective, their leader is not a crazy person. We get mad when our dog has eaten the remote or pulled the freshly marinated steak off the kitchen counter. We then run and scream because that is how we (humans) react when something goes wrong. Remember, we are dealing with a dog so we must portray the message that he will understand. Running and screaming does not do that. Being calm and still is what your dog needs to see.
- Stand up and face your dog when you are about to correct. From your dog’s perspective, height shows leadership. This is what they are doing when they have their tail and ears up. The same thing occurs when they are jumping. They are saying “Look at me. I’m in charge around here”. We can easily portray leadership to our dog by simply standing up.