Do you talk to your dog?
I hope so. It’s good for both of you. Although, if you’re trying to change your dog’s behaviour or to train it, you have to be able to talk in its language.
In my dealings with dog owners and their pesky pooches, I commonly see folk who have great difficulty in getting their dogs to do simple things and usually it’s because they are not using the right type of voice and the right type of words.
If you are trying to change a dog’s behaviour, you will need to have three different voices in your armoury. If you use them properly, you can throw out the rolled newspapers, the electric shock collars and even the citronella anti-barking collars too. These are too old-fashioned for Sensitive New Age Pet Owners (SNAPO’s) such as you!