Today Kiara and I went to see Milo, a friend's 4 month old Spanador, to help with his food guarding behaviour. She was not impressed to see me give all my attention to Milo, and proceeded to be uncharacteristically subdued for the rest of the day. I had to make all the encouraging noises in the world for her to finally forgive me and lick me all over!
I started my dog journey with Jessie, a small white fluffball bichon-schnauzer cross. She was trained in the traditional way by choke collar and praise via voice. After she died, Giro, my smooth collie, taught me how wrong this approach was. Kiara, my whippet, reaped all the benefits, and can't wait for her training every day, all day!