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Not so good for country dogs!
on 22 February 2010
Lots of good advice, but aimed principally at town dwellers (training involves the park, streets, schools, shops......) If you live as we do in a an isolated country hamlet with a field track next to you, no neighbours, no public transport, no school close by, and no park within a 30 mile radius, then it's difficult to put some of the advice into practice.
What does shine out is the author's love and understanding of dogs. It's useful to be reminded that puppies don't speak our language and don't understand why they're being punished, so it's far better to reward them for being good than to punish them for being naughty!
Being reminded of puppies' needs, including that all important one of having something to chew on at all times, has been invaluable and has probably saved our furniture from being totally destroyed by our two labradors.