Believe it or not, your attitude affects how your dog behaves and reacts. It also affects how successfully that your dog will learn new commands and tricks. Do you find yourself becoming anxious and agitated whenever your dog does something wrong or can't seem to get the concept of a trick (no matter how much time you spend dog training)? Are you too quick to be harsh with the little guy? Remember, dogs are like children. It takes time and patience to effectively train a dog. Tone of voice is so important. I can't stress this enough. Set boundaries with your dog as far as what you want and what you don't want but be understanding. Dogs are like humans. They are going to make mistakes (just as you do in life). Caring for a dog is going to be frustrating and annoying at times. Success and failure is a normal part of the learning process for your dog.
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