This is the final part of our series on dog qualities.
We will be back next week, as promised, with health issues – problems you may face and solutions.
We just added a doctor to our team so stay tuned!
Thank you and have a great weekend,
Sidra, David and Tongka
Some of us are convinced that our dog is the smartest, the most extraordinary on Earth. Not many people could admit that their dog is not exactly a genius, or that it is a little monster good for trouble. Some, however, fail to train the dog and do not know how to do it, so they can treat the dog like a fool.
The truth to keep in mind is that even a less intelligent dog (whether half-breed or purebred) can learn everything you want to teach him, if it is explained in an understandable way to him. The only difference will be time: it will take more to understand the concept and put it into practice.
A particularly intelligent dog can learn a new exercise after 2-3 repetitions. A normal dog after 6-7 repetitions. And a less intelligent dog? 9-10 repetitions. Not more.
We should respect and educate our dogs with a language (especially body language) accessible to them.
Train your dog with patience and love and build a fantastic relationship that will last forever.