"Train my dog BETTER than a pro? Impossible, pros are pro!" you may be quietly arguing?
Oh well! Let's clear up the mess you "learn" when googling How to train your dog, like the crap you see below:
Scratching on the surface only it quickly runs through things that have NOTHING to do with how to train your dog, but with how to choose a dog, how to name a dog, and what not!
But it's a "wikihow" page and so Google prefers to hibernate people's minds with rehashed repetitions, instead of ranking top actual, unique insight How to Train Your Dog for what you want from your dog.
Of course it does.
Are you ready for something NEW? - If so, you're in for a TREAT! This is Part I.
Training your dog for the circus or for your average day?
- Do you and your dog only wish to perform in a circus?? - Then you may leave now because this won't teach you how to train your dog ONLY for the circus: An excellent illustrated dog tricks book comes from Kyra Sundance.
- Or do you wish to look over the shoulder of a TOP dog trainer as often as you like? - Then you may book who "everyone" suddenly seems to be promoting after I personally discovered his skill many years ago and since then recommended him: Dan Abdelnoor - better than any APDT accredited trainer I've ever seen.
But otherwise: Read this to the very end. As loving dog owner you will be so glad you did.
Dog Training for the Modern Dog Owner Household
Yes, it is FUN to teach your dog some tricks. But that does NOT prepare your dog
- to live with you
- to please you
- and to behave well:
- when with you
- and WAY MORE IMPORTANTLY: while you are away!
Because, you would be the first in modern times if you can hang out with your dog 24/7 - and this every day??
Dog Training MINDSET is Key
Therefore if you want to train your dog to behave well
- on your average day
- including when you are away
- then you need the right mindset
- more than any dog training tricks, tips, techniques, methods, or "advice"!
Dog Training Mindset of "Pros"
The below is the mindset of almost any "Pro" that advises how to train your dog.
This includes every famous dog trainer, whether on TV, youtube videos, or in books, and the one who wrote that "wikihow" you saw before. The only exception I know of is the secret Top trainer Dan Abdelnoor, indeed.
That's the stylized mindset of obedience. And although many dog trainers and owners will want to argue "No, no, not myself", their behavior and their home documents that they have the mindset of obedience and discipline.
They have the mindset that the dog has to obey the owner or trainer. Be honest with yourself like I am honest with myself: you have that currently too. It's ingrained in our human brain from childhood onwards.
I am not saying the obedience mindset is "bad" in general, it rules the HUMAN world: from parenting to school, from the military to road laws and really every law.
Whether Cesar Millan, Zak George, Ian Dunbar, Victoria Stilwell, Linda Michaels, Brian Kilcommons, ... anyone(!) - all are great people, and so they ALL apply the HUMAN mindset of obedience to DOG training.
And they don't realize it: They don't even touch on anything that you get to find out below!
As the saying goes: "Fame is the handicap of motivation to excel."
But I am saying:
HUMAN Mindset Flawed for DOG Training
No doubt, such insight you ONLY find at MYGERMANSHEPHERD.ORG: I have searched everywhere and yet found nothing like this. That's why
Dog Lovers from 227 nations... The famous dog trainers all have more than money can buy (fame), but fact is no one has the global reach of MYGERMANSHEPHERD.ORG.
Obedience being the flaw of today's dog training - THAT'S the secret underpinning ALL dog training advice you find anywhere! There you have it.
You can leave now if you like. Bye bye.
Still here? So then:
DOG Training with DOG Mindset!
The flaw of today's dog training is that all the famous "guru" dog trainers that we know from TV, youtube, and books ... that other trainers and you copy ... don't consider the CANINE mindset:
Even the All Dogs Supreme Court agrees:
I aim to keep my humor over serious business, yes
WHY is the obedience mindset flawed when applied to DOGS?
Because: The HUMAN concept of obedience does not exist in the animal world. Therefore the ever so popular mindset "the dog must obey me" is unhelpful in DOG training.
Obey Me Now
I can require from YOU HUMAN being - that likely is a dog owner - that you obey me and change your dog training approach to what makes sense with dogs.
And if I find some means of enforcement then I may succeed.
But clearly when I am out of sight (you left this page) you feel no need to obey: you may fall into old habits, or at least you may do what YOU want, at the time.
Your Dog Training Mindset
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