Saturday, May 7, 2011

Most difficult dog to cure?

Rehab for the worst dog problem
Each owner I meet seems to have an issue with their dog they seem to label as "incurable". However, I find all dogs to be capable of turning their bad habits around. After evaluating a home for the issues that the owner describes of their dog, I can easily assess the root of the problem and design a remedy for cure. Depending on the problem, many times the troubled behavior extends from a lack of exercise, lack of a potty schedule, or lack of leadership for your dog. However, the hardest problem to cure is the dog's behavior that is due to the owner completely spoiling the dog (solely out of love and good intentions). But this spoiling can create a nasty, unsatisfied, sad, troubled, or misbehaving dog.
Many times a dog is replacing an empty nest syndrome, a lost love, or a lack of companionship for its owner. A dog is a wonderful addition to our lives, and provides owners with love and is a perfect solution to help transcend through these changes. However, when owners smother their dogs with adornment, affection, treats, and pampering, without offering leadership and boundaries, it tends to rock the balance of companionship and becomes a co-dependency instability. This instability can affect your dog, more than the owner. Dogs prefer balance and will seek to cure the imbalance on their own if necessary.
The reason this is the hardest dog problem to cure is because it is up to the owner to start creating the balance; to stop the excessive spoiling, and to offer leadership and rules. Many times the spoiling is fulfilling or compensating for a void in the owners personal life, and unless the owner is ready to find their own balance, the easiest one to point at... is the dog.
Although the hardest problem to cure, when faced and tackled by owner, trainer, and dog together, this is the most rewarding experience for everyone!

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