What do you do when you feel like your dog just isn’t hearing you?
All behavior is communication, so how your dog responds to you (or doesn’t respond to you) is a type of behavior that could be trying to communicate something. But it can be challenging not to take it personally when you feel like your dog isn’t listening to you at all.
In this episode, Kathy shares how reframing your thoughts can transform how you interpret your dog’s listening skills and get you back to a place of trust. She also talks about how asking questions about what’s really going on can help you create a plan that prioritizes connection over correction.
In this episode:
How to reframe your thoughts about your dog’s listening Why role modelling can help you guide behavior How to create a plan for when you feel that your dog isn’t listening to you Quotes:
“When we believe that our dog is not listening, what I would invite you to do is to reframe that into, my dog has a need that isn't being met.”
“As Brené Brown says, clear is kind. Unclear is unkind.”
“We want to strive for connection instead of correction.”
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