|Barked: Thu Jun 14, '12 1:53pm PST |
|Okay I need to get this off my mind
So I have been helping train a friends Yorkiepoo puppy and they have kids the oldest is 15 then 11 and 7 years old and they have never had a dog before.
Well I taught them how to use the clicker and taught him how to sit, down, stay, come and respond to his name and to play dead. Well the oldest one tells me she wants a dog that is already trained and knows how to do dog tricks, which I said puppies and dogs do not just automatically know what to do our job is to teach them that I said if you wanted a dog that was trained and maybe knew some tricks you should of gotten a dog at shelter. I guess what makes me mad is that everyone wants a quick fix wants their dog or puppy to be trained without putting in any work. My job as the trainer is to teach you what to do and how to do it, but it is up to you and the family to stick with it if you don't then I don't see how I failed you have to keep doing the training even when I am not there. Does anyone agree with me? I also get this alot with Mozart, they think that Mozart just taught himself all his tricks and commands and obeys because he wants to. Example we have a neighbor that got a puppy the same time that I got Mozart, their dog is English Bulldog and I told her what Mozart knew, and she said oh maybe we should of gotten a Bichonpoodle puppy like yours. She said our puppy knows nothing and is not smart, she seemed to asume that Mozart just knew what to do that he trained himself. Umm hello I have put in a lot of hard work training Mozart since he was 8 weeks old.
Edited by author Fri Jun 15, '12 7:48am PST
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