- Behavior Problems
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May 15th, 2012
By Eric Letendre
Last week I was working with a big fun, beautiful dog named Bo.
Bo’s owner was not too happy with his behavior.
You see, Bo loves chewing, digging, pulling on leash and basically getting into trouble.
I have seen hundreds of dogs like Bo, and by following some simple steps, his behavior can easily be brought under control and he can become a very enjoyable dog to be around.
But here’s the rub…
…the owner. Bo’s owner thinks Bo is a complete and utter bonehead and has said so many times during our training sessions.
The owner likes to tell me all the reasons why Bo will never learn obedience or stop his annoying behavior problems.
The first ten minutes of our last session were spent with the owner explaining all the reasons why Bo can’t learn obedience commands and why none of my suggestions were going to work.
That is when I put up my hand and asked her if she knew who Henry Ford was.
“The car guy?” she asked.
“Yes, the guy who started the Ford Motor Company.” I said.
I went on, “Henry Ford is famous for a very popular dog training quote. Would you like to hear it?”
“If you think you can do a thing, or if you think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” I said.
“That is a dog training quote?” She asked.
“Well in this situation it is. It applies to everything in life but for our purposes it applies to dog training,” I said.
You see, I have used this quote over and over in my dog training career because it applies so well.
I have had loads of people tell me why dog training doesn’t work for their dog and they are correct, if they believe that.
…The same person can also choose to believe that their dog can learn to do obedience, to stop doing annoying behaviors and become the dog they always wanted.
The choice really is up to you.
If you believe Henry Ford’s quote and are ready to train your dog, I have a something you may want to check out:
All the best,