Skittles has started a new meme for every Tuesday called Heads or Tails visit her blog for instructions. Basically she gives us a word and we can do whatever we like with it. This week we have the word Train
In my younger days I planned to write a book about dog training I was going to call it "How to be a Perfect Bitch." The dog training theory is don't expect your dog to come to your level but train it like a mother dog would. People are far to soft on dogs and this is not good for dogs which are a pack animal and find security in strong leadership. If they don't get it they will try and take over themselves. Sharing your bed is asking for disobedience in a dog, because they interpret that as admission from you that you are on equal standing, so then they try and become the boss. I have forgotten a lot of stuff but some of it is fairly common sense.
I have always had dogs, Taffy the Corgi, Bronwen the Whippet, Elsa the Akita bear dog, Cody the Golden Retriever, Bradley the Labrador Retriever, Bambi the Besenji, and now Annie the Maremma. All so very different in temperament and characteristics.