Why do you think that?
Is it because you’ve tried things in the past and they haven’t worked?
Have you thought that perhaps the things you tried were ineffectual, and it wasn’t the fault of you or your dog. They were doomed never to work because they didn’t take account of the scientific knowledge we have now about how the dog’s mind works.
There are still plenty of people about who want to beat bad behaviour out of a dog. And sadly, many of these are masquerading as your local friendly trainer. This underlines the importance of choosing your trainer from a reliable umbrella organisation who promote force-free training and constant study and upgrading of the skills of their members. There are some links below for you to hunt through.
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You owe it to your dog (and to yourself!) to change things so that walks are no longer miserable, visitors may be allowed to visit, and every sound doesn’t have to be woofed at.
So what if you found the thing that really made a change for you?
Would you be willing to give it a try
“I failed my way to success” Thomas Edison
You see, I find that once people have tried something and it didn’t work, they want to give up. To hide their disappointment, to cover up the fact that they thought they’d failed.
To avoid the pain of that failure, which they think is now inevitable.
But in fact, the people who succeed are the ones who keep going - they fall, they get up, and they try again.
A baby falls many times when learning to walk. Does he give up? Of course not! He just keeps going till he masters this one-foot-in-front-of-the-other thing,
How many stories have you read of … business moguls, sports stars, artists … who failed dismally, were doubtless told by their friends and families that they should just pack it in, that it was all a waste of time, that they’d never make it?
But they just KEPT GOING?
When challenged to give up this daft idea about electric light after 10,000 failed attempts, Thomas Edison famously said, “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”
So you can most certainly help your dog to change, and transform life for the both of you!
No more hiding behind hedges when you see someone coming.
No more barricading your home from visitors as if it’s Fort Knox.
No more “I need to take the dog for a walk but I can’t face it.”
You just need to find a method that is kind to your dog, is not onerous for you, and that works!
I want to show you just what is possible for you and your dog. And I know it’s possible because of what I’ve achieved with my own dogs and the thousands of dogs I have helped.
Make a start with this email course which gives you a springboard to understanding why your dog does what he does, and therefore how you can start the change.
And check out the many articles for Growly Dogs here on this site. You have found someone who can help you! Don’t lose sight of that.
News will be coming soon of some exciting developments for helping you and your Growly Dog. Keep an eye out!