Such precision! This Miniature Poodle can do some pretty impressive tricks. Her name is Cutie Pie. Nice name! She can do some tricks that can take her to the stage someday. She can walk in a circle (in reverse!) She can crawl and scoot backward. She can turn her head right and left to the timing of her Mom. She can hop on to the back of her Mom, she can walk on top of her Mom’s feet.
I am looking forward to see Cutie Pie in some competition. So how easy is it to train our dogs? At least to recognize words and what to do when they hear those words? Michele Welton on Your Pure Bred Puppy has been training dogs for 35 years. Some of the words that she feels are must know words for your dogs include: Come, Stay, Quiet, Drop it, Don’t touch, Go lie down, and Off.
Benefits of teaching your dog more words
Michele feels that when dogs know more words, they feel more confident. They know what is expected of them. They know what to do, and what not to do, and this offers a feeling of security. And just imagine the enhanced communication between you. So much more rewarding!
More importantly, the kind of relationship you build with your dog when you are the trainer makes you their trusted person. Michele believes that it is much better that you–the owner–be the one to teach rather than send your dog to a school. (Unless your dog has some aggressive behavior that needs special training.)
She believes that your dog will do what you say when they respect you. And that is not something to be taught by an outsider, and then transfer the relationship to you. It is a respect that’s earned through the teaching process.
You can read more about this topic here. Enjoy watching Cutie Pie do some pretty impressive tricks.
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Article source: Michele Welton on Your Pure Bred Puppy