- Greeting you calmly at the door
- Watching the squirrels run around in the yard without barking
- Not stealing food off the table
- Not reacting to the doorbell by acting like a lunatic
- Waiting patiently at the door to go for a walk
- Laying quietly at your feet while you read
- Sleeping on their dog bed
- Tolerating your bad mood *grin*
We set our dogs up for failure by not providing them with supervision, management, adequate education and training. The article linked below is written by Kelly Gorman Dunbar and sums up the confusion surrounding raising, training and living with dogs.
If you want to see positive changes in your dog, start by changing your attitude and the way you interact with your dog!
And yes I did stop what I was doing and praise the 3 dogs in this picture for resting quietly when they could been wrestling around and acting like hooligans :)