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|Posted by gooddogdc on September 30, 2013 at 4:35 PM|
#9. Your dog is who he is. And, in learning to live successfully with your dog, compromise is the name of the game! You can modify his behavior. For example, I think it’s perfectly reasonable that you don’t want your dog to growl, bark, lunge, or run away from things. However, the core of your dog is a different story.
If your dog is a sweet, slightly shy guy, then no matter how much work you do, trying to train him to be a guard dog is not going to go well. If the core of your dog is an intense, quick to aggress, high-energy, anxious dog then trying to make him into a mellow therapy dog may not work. Instead, work on accepting the dog that you have and working on things with your dog that compliment him and help him to be a better dog but that don’t try to change the core of him or you both may end up frustrated.
I hope this tip helps in your quest for the best relationship possible with your dog! Happy training!
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