If you let your dog get away with too much, you may be losing authority in your dog’s eyes without even realizing it.  In Raising Your Paws Podcast (number 12,) my guest Camilla Gray-Nelson explained that over accommodating your dog’s desires can negatively affect how your dog perceives you.  

Here’s some questions to ask yourself to see if you are accommodating your dog.

¿Te rindes a que tu perro te ladre para darle una golosina o la pelota?   

¿Dejas que tu perro tenga una golosina después de que salta y prácticamente te la arranca de la mano?

¿Dejas que tu perro determine qué tan rápido o lento vas en tus paseos?

¿Te apartas del camino de tu perro y lo dejas descansar en tu lugar en el sofá?

¿Dejas que tu perro te guíe o tire de ti a donde quiera cuando caminas?

¿Dejas que tu perro se levante después de ponerlo antes de soltarlo?

Think about other things that you let your dog do, even if you don’t want it and know its probably not a good idea.   

Sé que a veces solo quieres que tu perro sea feliz y por eso no siempre haces cumplir tus reglas, y puede ser una molestia entrenarlo constantemente, sin embargo, un perro que siente que tiene el control puede no respetarte como su líder y esto puede conducir al mal comportamiento.  

En el libro, Pintalabios y correa, adiestramiento canino a la manera de la mujer, by Camilla Gray-Nelson, she writes, “Dogs live by two simple rules: Obey superiors and ignore subordinates.”  “In the animal world, accommodation is akin to subordination.”  

By giving in too much to what your dog wants, not setting limits,  your dog  may see you as being subordinate to them – no wonder they ignore your cues, (a word I like better than commands.)

For your dog to take you seriously, you’ll want to increase/take back your rank as its leader – this does not mean by yelling at them or hurting or punishing them, it means simply start following through with your cues, let your dog know what behaviors are not allowed and take back your control.

Te respetarán más y te sorprenderá cómo mejora la vida con tu perro.

Por lo tanto, ignora ese ladrido y solo dale la pelota o la golosina cuando esté sentada en silencio frente a ti.  

Have your dog work for the treat, give a sit, or down or shake paws cue, etc. and then, give the treat.  Do this consistently to break any bad habits they’ve developed to make you give them food.

Teach your dog to walk by your side – not in front of you. Listen to segment two in episode 11 to learn how to do Camilla Gray-Nelson’s “Leadership Walk”.

Follow through with the “come” cue if your dog runs off and does not respond to you. Rather than yelling it over and over again, getting louder and madder, expecting them to come back to you when you sound like a raving lunatic, quietly, go get your dog. If they do come back on their own, even though a bit delayed, reward it with praise, a treat or toy whatever motivates your dog. If you punish them for coming back,  it may backfire on you the next time. Your dog may associate coming to you as being a bad thing. 


Listen to Podcast Episode 12.

Título: How to Quiet Your Dog’s Warning Bark & Why Dogs May Misbehave More with Women.   

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