Does your dog respect you?
If your dog doesn’t trust you, they’ll never respect you. Without trust, they won’t follow you because you aren’t leading.
Your dog must trust you to provide to their needs;
exercise, rules, good diet, routine, shelter, love
You MUST establish a routine with your dog and to keep it. If walks, meals, and bedtimes are irregular, it can make your dog’s behavior off balance.
Repetition is how dogs make associations to learning how to behave correctly in situations and day to day life.
This is why you need to give clear contrasts to what’s expected through correction and reward
Being consistent with those things you do want will help reinforce the behavior in your dog — a marker word from you always means they perform a particular action.
Dogs are very tuned-in to our energy. To them, our “names” are the combination of our energy and scent. Like all animals, they will do what they can to avoid unbalanced or chaotic energy.
This is because this kind of energy is very unpredictable, and animals like to feel secure or in control in a situation
The walk is the single best bonding experience you can have with your dog, since it mimics the movement of a pack in the wild. Making this fun and engaging gives your dog the confidence ‘you’ve got this’. They will learn to trust you and from that trust comes respect and love. Your dog will follow you because they want to!