Have you ever really wanted something for Christmas and didn’t get it?
Last night I was sipping on some eggnog when my mother-in-law told me a story about a bowling set she got for Christmas when she was a kid.
She told her parents that she wanted some “duckpins” for Christmas. Her parents got exactly what she asked for. Being the good parents they were, they went out and got her a bowling set with duckpins and a bowling ball.
When my mother-in-law opened the gift she was confused and wondered why they got her a bowling set.
Later in the day she asked her parents, “Why did you buy me a bowling set?” They said: “Barbie, you said you wanted duckpins.”
She then told her parents that she wanted the little duck pins that her friend, Joyce, who lived down the street always wore on her shirt collars.
Funny how communication works.
And when it comes right down to it, if you’re having problems with your dog I can guarantee that there are communication problems.
Having a dog requires leadership, exercise, nutrition, and most importantly, communication.
Does your dog still jump on you? Does he still steal food off the counters? Does she chew, dig or bark uncontrollably? Does your dog run in the other direction when you say “Come?”
If you’re experiencing these or any other problems, you are having a communication problem. My job is to show you how to communicate to your dog so they stop doing behaviors you don’t like. You also have to know how to teach your dog to DO behaviors for you.
And as I keep saying, your dog has to learn the words “YES” and “NO.”
If you’re ready to start, you can still take advantage of the Christmas Special that ENDS tonight at 12 midnight.