Understanding the relationship between Humans and dogs.
It is because dogs are born with a desire to please the Captain of their team. We just need the key to unlock this potential. And that key is – the Law of the Jungle. So let’s go to Mother Nature (who wrote the original instruction book within the dogs’ DNA.) And you will see it work right in front of your eyes. Not unlike speaking Chinese to a Chinese person.
Relationships (in both the green and the concrete jungle) are built around
trust, communication and cooperation
. However, there are 6 vital steps we have to take in order to achieve this goal. Once we have taken these steps in our relationship with our dog – he will have the security of having his needs met and of being understood, and we will have the control that we are looking for and the enrichment that dogs bring into our lives.
And these are the Six Steps to Love:
1) No one thinks about love when they are in survival.
Natural dog training teaches dog owners how to get their dogs out of survival mode so that they can concentrate on love, affection, protection, obedience, etc.
2) There is no love where there is civil war. So when we have established a healthy power platform, our wish will be their command.
3) People abuse people they love – but not people they respect. So respect is even more powerful than love! The way to earn our dog’s respect is not to allow him to control to us. Then we have earned his respect simply by not being his doormat. (Remember – dog owning is a relationship.)
4) Trust. We can love someone and not trust them, and we can trust someone and not love them. Love comes easy – trust, like respect – is earned.
5) It is difficult to have a healthy relationship with someone we cannot understand. So we learn the very simple Language of the Pack to help our dog adjust, fit in and cooperate with us.
6) Then, ah at last…. Now you are at “love”!! But like in all relationships, parameters need to be kept in place, (after all, they are only human!). In other words – you treat him like a child.
Because that is what our dogs are – our children.
But remember, dogs are not babies! Babies are helpless, children aren’t.
And there is NOTHING helpless about a dog! Not even about a puppy!
(They did a Leadership Course in their litter.)