Have you ever been to the doctor, and not taken the meds they prescribe?
Have you been told to slow down, but yet you still drive fast!
I have days when I tell students: “Don’t do this; do that”.
And then I watch them do exactly the opposite.
Let me give you an example. Ms. Smith (yes, you guessed it, not her real name) comes to me and says her dog potty’s in her house.
I suggest she crates the dog, until she is able to take it outside to go potty, and then either crates the dog again; or keeps it on leash.
Two days later I get an email – “my dog peed in the house when I was out”
So what part of “Crate your Dog Did You Not Understand”?
Let me be clear; I love my students; almost as much as I love their dogs!
(Shhhh, don’t tell them I love the dog more)
So I don’t mean this disrespectfully, but:
If you hire me to train your dog – well, actually train you; then why don’t you listen to what I say.
As a professional trainer my job is to teach, and I love teaching. So in effect, you are great job security! But if you want results, then listen to what you are being taught to do.
As a side note; if you have ever been to my classes, you will find I spend quite a bit of time explaining why you need to do something, as opposed to just telling you to do something.My philosophy is that if I can teach you to UNDERSTAND, the likelihood of you following my direction is higher.