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Settle down! An invitation not a command!

I really like Kay Laurence’s sensibilities. This example of teaching “settle down” is a prime example of her thinking. Have you ever been able to relax in a position that is not natural to you? Probably not! So why do we prescribe exact positons and locations to dogs and expect them to relax and possibly fall asleep in a position that might be “artificial” to their own pattern of relaxation?

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  1. […] When applied to house training your puppy or even an older dog, drawing very clear distinctions is important. We know that peeing and pooping are necessary vital functions and to reprimand a dog for doing that is simply inhumane. The old fashioned ways are simply unacceptable. In addition to being unnecessarily cruel they also can produce fallout behaviors. Read More > […]

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