There is no such thing as a perfect dog. Even the best dogs have problems.
Talk to any dog owner and they’ll admit that even their favorite dog has a few “quirks.”
Either the dog will have those quirks when you first get ’em or they will develop some sort of behavioral problem over time as they mature. Just like human teenagers… it happens. You work through it.
For some dogs, they’ll develop more extreme behavioral “quirks”. For other dogs, it may be health or digestive problems.
Every dog owner must decide for themselves whether their dog’s problems are worth dealing with.
Sometimes the problems aren’t actually problems but rather a result of a poor marriage between dog and owner. A bad match, if you will.
But more often than not it’s usually a matter of the dog owner not having enough knowledge about how to deal with the problem.
That’s the difference between an enjoyable life-long experience with your dog versus a complete disaster.
Fortunately for us, most of the people who download my dog training book, “Secrets of a Professional Dog Trainer!’ are committed to their dog. They want to be educated and knowledgeable about their dog.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a good dog that they want to turn into a great dog… Or a royal pain-in-the-neck of a dog who needs to learn manners: For the most part, the dog owners we help are committed to working through their dog’s problems.
We generally see two things start to happen once a dog owner begins their journey:
1. They start to develop a more satisfying relationship with their dog.
2. Their dog becomes happier, calmer and less stressed.
So, while even the best dogs have problems… sometimes those problems can be a blessing in disguise that motivates the dog owner to dig deeper and ultimately make their dog happier.
By enhancing the communication between dog and owner and giving the dog more freedom, even the best dogs can overcome those little behavioral “quirks” to become perfect companions.