This morning I shared on Facebook an article about expectations and how they can affect our training. When one owns or trains a deaf dog one might expect that the dog can't succeed, and that can lead to us giving up. Teaching Ozzy Leave It was a quite a challenge. but with patience, perseverance, and the expectation that he could do it, he slowly began to understand what we were trying to communicate to him and he ended up doing very well.
Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, FFCP, CTDI