TIP #1: KINDNESS IS POWERFUL
Stop focusing on "correcting" your dog's behavior and focus instead on building a bond and teaching him what you do want from him. You'll be amazed at the results.
- Victoria Stillwell
TIP #2: STAY POSITIVE TO CONDITION YOUR DOG TO LOVE (INSERT SITUATION)
How do you like to be treated by others when you are worried and anxious? I’ll bet you respond much better to a kind word or a gentle touch than being ordered around by cranky healthcare workers or neglected by absent-minded clerks. Keep this in mind when your dog is in an anxiety-producing situation and it will help immensely!
- excerpted from The Whole Dog Journal
Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, FFCP, CTDI