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I have a thing about training dogs. I'm not going to say that I am a perfect dog owner or a perfect dog trainer. Not at all. I've been raising service dogs for 5 years now, and my two pet dogs have atrocious manners; from eating off the table to begging and other bad habits.
I dunno, I just felt I needed to post a stamp about this because some people only blame the dog for it's mistakes and they do not take into account that the dog is learning from every experience.
Example? You leave a piece of bread on the table. You leave the room. Dog steals the bread off the table. You come back and scold the dog. Okay fine, this process makes sense. But what is the dog going to do the next time? Steal the bread! Why? Because you are not monitoring the dog. If you were able to catch the dog in the act every time and scold it just by saying Don't in a stern voice, you'd be surprised how well it works. But once the dog picks up this nasty habit, it is really hard to break.
Another example? Dog has to go out. Dog looks at you. You pet dog. Dog still has to go out. Dog pees on the floor. You scold dog. NO! It is not the dog's fault that it had to go out and you didn't take the time to do so! It is also not the dog's fault when you are gone for long periods of time and the dog pees on the floor. When a dog is a puppy, you need to take it out every hour on the hour so that it learns to go outside. But it is YOUR responsibility to watch the dog and make sure that it doesn't need to go out.
Overall, the Dog's manners are dependent on you. This goes for Fighting Dogs too. If the dog was not raised to fight, the dog would not do this!
One problem with this stamp, is if you have a rescue dog, then it is the previous owner's fault. Which is why the dog was rescued in the first place. Good for you for taking on a challenge!