I find that sometimes I am so busy trying to control and understand my dog’s and my clients dog’s behaviour, I forget trust is a 2 way thing.
Most of us understand that in order for our dogs to respond us to us, they need to trust us, but what about our trust in them.
Do you trust that your dog is only ever doing the best they can in a world they don’t understand?
Dogs are never aggressive, they may display aggressive behaviours when put in particular situations that illicit that feeling of fear. In fact, I have met lots of dogs that display aggressive behaviours but none that are inherently aggressive.
Dogs are never “out to annoy you”. it may seem that way when they are barking excessively or pulling on the lead, or jumping up or whatever your dog might do that is annoying.
Trust your dog, they are only ever behaving in a way that seems appropriate to them in that moment.
If you would like to know more about how to trust your dog and communicate with them in a way they understand. Take a look at my website:
http://www.juliehlepsyouhelpyourdog.co.uk and download programme 1, it’s free and will get you started on how to truly listen to your dog and offers a new way to communicate with your dog using 4 simple principles to guide you.
Peaceful paws always.