If you teach dog training classes I’m sure this is a familiar scene:
A student starts to teach their dog to “stay.” Five minutes later, they’re trying to get their dog to stay while they walk all the way across the room.
It’s frustrating for everyone involved. The owner, because their dog inevitable doesn’t hold the stay. The dog, because he doesn’t understand what he’s being asked to do. And the trainer, because we know that explaining why the dog failed is going to be rough.
Which is why I’ve come up with an analogy I love for exactly this kind of situation.Read More