My dog is so poorly behaved!
He always misbehaves.
He never obeys any of my commands!
I think he needs to be retrained.
Have you ever tried bringing your dog to obedience school?
Have you ever tried changing your dog's diet?
Have you ever tried exercising your dog more regularly?
Have you ever tried taking your dog to the vet?
What tricks do you want your dog to do?
I want my dog to come on my command.
I want my dog to heel when I take him for a walk.
I want my dog to sit when I tell him to.
I just want my dog to be house broken!
What do you do to correct your dog's behavior?
I tried to use a spray bottle, but it didn't work.
Now I ignore him when he misbehaves.
I don't believe in using shock collars.
Sometimes I give him a time-out in his crate for ten minutes.
What do you use as a reward?
I give him a treat when he behaves well.
I take him for a walk when he obeys my command.
I play fetch with him when he's good.
I give him praise when he performs a trick.
I learned a lot from "the Dog Whisperer."
You have to understand their motivation.
You have to read their body language for subtle cues.
You have to establish mutual trust with your dog.
You have to establish yourself as the leader.
You have to build your dog's confidence.
About the author
Copyright © 2010 by Mark McCracken, All Rights Reserved.
Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. He is the author of thousands of online articles as well as the Business English textbook, "25 Business Skills in English".