Training your dog; what fun this can be. Have you ever watch a person try to train their dog? It is quite comical I assure. When I was a young child and my mom and dad were training my dog, I always loved to watch; at least in the beginning. There is something immensely amusing about a grown adult spending hours on their knees talking to a dog that is staring at them with a look of bewilderment and probably wondering why every time they are told to stand up they are again told to sit down.
Training your dog is a long process and can get to be frustrating, however it is equally fun when you can get them to so things like roll over and shake hands. I always wanted a dog that would get my slippers or bring me the paper; of course while managing to get a minimal amount of drool on either one. Then there are the super cool dogs that do things like back flips with Frisbees and all those other cool tricks you see done by animals on animal planet.
That stuff is the really cool dog training, but do you ever wonder if the dog enjoys all that training. I have been told people train for years so their dogs can compete in those contest for swimming and running and catching and the other myriad of tricks people have invented for man’s best friend.
I really wonder how the dog feels about it. It isn’t as if anyone asked them if they wanted to spend their lives running around lie crazy in an effort to impress a crowd of judges who arbitrarily decide what makes one dog’s back flip better than another dogs.