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We have mantras that we practice
at home and in our training. You're welcome to borrow some of our Mantras.
A well-built dog can do anything - Pat
Hastings on structure
A well-conditioned and well-built
performance dog makes the best toy! - me
A tired dog is a well-behaved dog, a
well-conditioned dog is a healthy dog. - me on wellness
Force leads to resistances. - me on
What's my motivation? - me on
Humans are Boring! - me on why dogs
don't pay attention
All Dogs are different. You can
use different methods for different dogs and for different activities. - me
on training methods
There's nothing more sacred than the
relationship you have with your dog. - me on relationships
Dogs pick up on our emotions much
better than we think. - me on why humans have communication problems
Dogs in general have better senses
than we do and communicate better through body language. - me on human's
poor communication skills
Dogs do not really know the difference
between "right" and "wrong." - me on opportunistic hedonistic creature
If you or the dog aren't having fun,
quit it. Try something else, Take a break, Use a different method. - me on
If it will damage the relationship
with your dog, don't do it. - me on relationships
If it isn't working, try something
else. - me on the Concord fallacy
Dogs aren't robots. They are
prone to boredom, have their own agenda, aren't perfect, and don't speak
English. - me on why dogs "misbehave"
Don't forget WHY you have dogs. - me
When you lose perspective, it will
change your attitude. Your dog will pick up on it. - me on
Do be open to new ideas, regardless of
the source. Don't stop learning. - me on learning
Do set high expectations. - me on
Food is nutrition. Food is not a
filler. - me on nutrition
Dogs should be
"not hungry," they should not be "full." - except for holidays and
birthdays. - me on obesity
A fat dog is an
unhealthy dog. - me on health
be about the trainer, not about the treats. - me on training
Would you eat
something that was shelf stable for 3 years? - me on low quality kibble
Breeding should be like make up.
Accentuate the good qualities. - me on breeding
Quality over quantity. - me on
Happy Training, Happy Living - me
on dog training.