Within a family, the question of who will take care of the upbringing of the dog shouldn’t really arise. Because the correct answer is: everyone! Of course, the entire clan shouldn’t make a pilgrimage to the dog school every week, but at least the adults should take turns. Larger children should also be included. Even if you don’t want to expect them to complete the lessons in the dog school, regular practice with the animal should be included.
If you insist that the whole family help with the upbringing, you kill several birds with one stone. You yourself are relieved. The others almost automatically learn how to handle the animal correctly. Because of course not just anything is practiced, but strictly according to the specifications of the dog school. After all, what you have learned should sit until the next lesson, right? And you avoid one of the biggest traps that lie in wait for you in dog training: namely that the dog associates the exercise with certain places, conditions or people. These are the dogs that are almost perfect on the dog park and mutate into little beasts outside. You have learned that you have to obey in the dog park. And only there, because you have never trained with them anywhere else. Or you only practice when you are alone with the dog. Then he may think the rules are lifted as soon as a second person comes into the room. The dog brain can create the strangest connections! The human way too, by the way. Or why do you always think of grandma when you smell poppy seed cake?
The problem (with the dog) will practically take care of itself if you do the exercises in different places, in different situations and have family members do them. Variety is good for the dog’s head – this applies not only to play, but also to education.
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