What do you do when everything you thought you knew about dogs and how to train them fails? Confrontation after confrontation with our dog Vince pushed us closer and closer to what might have been a devastating end to our relationship with this special dog. Everything we had learned about dog training to that point told us that we had to “show him who’s boss” and be the “Alpha” leader of the household. Vince met our aggression at each new level. It was when we couldn’t push this escalation any further that we made some discoveries that would change the way we lived and worked with our dogs forever. What if we could communicate with dogs? It turns out that we can! And it’s more amazing and more fun that we could ever have dreamed.
Some additional links that you might find interesting:
Check out Karen Pryor’s terrific site on clicker training! Great articles as well as videos, clickers and other items to help you train.
Patricia McConnell’s wonderful Blog site. Be sure to check out her main site and other links here!
A transcript of the main text of What If We Could Communicate With Dogs? is available at the Life As A Human online magazine website. You can visit Life as a Human to find this and other articles.
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