Bonkers and Bad Attitude in Dog Training (K9-1.com)
Attitude influences behavior. This is social psychology 101. Perhaps the focus on dog training standards should first be on understanding canine behavior and the role our attitude will play in training them. When we have respect for the dog everything else falls into place. Here is a video rant about bonkers, hitting dogs, hanging dogs, and calling them names. It doesn't matter that the dog doesn't know what we are saying, what matters is that we start to believe what we are calling them. This particular video is dedicated to a dog named “precious” I abused during training in 1998. She influenced me to find other ways. If you think this video is relevant for other trainers to watch, I dare you to share. Thank you.