Yea right, you're wagging tail fooling yourself if you think when you take your K9 buddy to dog training school, you're training them. Woof woof, it's the K9 parent that is in training! Yippy dadooda! That's right! Us K9s are already doing our best in learning to understand you, even though most of the time all we hear is bla bla bla. What we do see is your body language, and yep that's our main form of lingo, though we do vocalize as well.
So what makes us really wagging tail happy is human and dog on speaking terms, and to learn our lingo is the ultimate gift you can give us.
Woof! We K9s are talking all the time, it's just that you're not hearing us because you don't understand our body language or as we say at INATD 'K9 lingo'.
A good, modern dog training school should have a qualified dog trainer or as Zig calls herself, a K9 coach. Yes, to be a coach you do need to know how to train dogs in the first place. But at the end of the day it's you, the K9 parent, that is in training to learn to understand us, our behaviour and our language.
Now I am going to bark on about modern dog trainers, as yes this is 2020 and still there are some dudes using way out of date dog training methods that are done through force.
Come on mate really!!! Is it fair to correct us and force us to do something you have not taken the time to teach us in a positive manner in the first place?
Did you know that many dog trainers that are using the old methods of dog training through force and dominance have absolutely no qualification in dog training what so woofing ever. My tail is down for some of my fellow K9s.
Not only does my K9 Parent Zig use positive training methods but she also continues to keep up to date in all new training methods and scientifically proven ways of training. I know she delivers the best training to K9 parents so they can guide their K9 mates because, well, she practices what she preaches and I understand her communication as we are on talking terms!
If you would like to learn more about K9 lingo or have trouble understanding your K9 buddy? Give Zig a call and mention this blog to receive a complimentary phone consultation.