The concept of "Non-Training"

    Why would you want to train your dog at any cost? Do you really think you have to mentally condition or ‘break’  your dog through training in order to have a good relationship with them?

It is completely possible for a dog and owner to share a mutually fun life without a strict and endlessly repeated training regime.  A ‘normal’ dog (that is to say a dog that has spent the first eight weeks of its life in the correct environment) can easily and successfully integrate into both a family home and society at large!
Making the right choice of puppy is key.  Sadly too many people make a hasty decision and ignore the most important thing – the future.  An impromptu idea, lack of time spent deliberating, simply picking the closest available option, wanting a ‘good deal’ or ‘falling in love’ are all reasons for making the wrong choice.  I regularly witness new owners who have not been provided with good information or simply conned.
With the digital age it is possible to create a new generation of better-informed dog owners.  Whether you decide on a puppy or a grown dog you should find out about where it was born, visit lots of breeders, don’t try and get a ‘bargain’ and never buy a pet as a gift for a family member, particularly a child.  Pick a dog who likes people, rather than one who is timid.  Fear is a barrier to their learning and development.


So why ‘Non-Training’?

Making a good choice of dog will help in creating a good household routine.  Dogs needs to be understood.  The relationship that you build with him/her is the result of applying common sense, of using skill, and of understanding basic dog communication.  This relationship does not include confrontation or violence, which simply weakens your connection with your pet.  Understanding your dog involves watching him or her, thinking about what s/he does, calming his or her fears and not believing in the idea of the ‘total power’ of the master over his animal.  A dog is a sensitive creature.   And this should make us wary of cruel methods of training such as electric collars, spiked collars, long periods being shut away and over-the-top punishments.