“If you can’t train a dog, don’t upgrade to children.”
Parents-to-be should prove they’re able to teach a puppy first. Ever watched the Dog Whisperer? What insight! He’s the Dog-In-Chief.
He spends 10% training the dog; 90% he invests in the owners! People expect dogs to understand them. While dogs read humans well, they interpret and simplify everything in Doglish.
1. Am I part of the dog pack? Notice, feed, and give him a sleeping spot. He knows he’s in.
2. What’s my rank? Stare and bare teeth if he exceeds his rank, play with him to raise it.
3. What’s my role in the dog pack? Coo like he’s a hero if he serves others, ignore when he’s self-serving.
4. When do I eat? (Am I in, what’s my rank, and am I playing my role?) Everyone eats in order of rank.
If one doesn’t understand the pack, he doesn’t understand the dog. Period.
What parallel am I drawing?
10% of the effort is in the child; 90% is in the parent training.