Many people express interest/curiousity/concern/fear about their puppy’s teeth, so let’s talk about teeth. Dogs aren’t born with teeth, but they get them pretty quickly – certainly they’ll have them before you pick up your puppy. And puppy teeth are Evil Teeth – sharp as knives.
Talking About Dogs
OK, OK, remember, this was PRE-clicker, my moment of being hit by the lightning bolt, after I had given up “obedience training” but before I had any idea of what was going to replace it.
Dominance. Argh. I’m not sure how long this is going to take me to write, and I will probably have to go off on some tangents of my own, but here goes.
Yes, unfortunately, there are a LOT of fat dogs around. Even more unfortunately, there are a lot of people who think fat is a good thing. “Look at that poor abused dog!” they say, of a lithe, fit, athletic dog in peak condition.
“I don’t have the patience for that”. Sure, people have the patience to spend YEARS being frustrated about a behaviour, but don’t have the patience to spend three hours fixing it. If something your dog is doing doesn’t bother you, there’s nothing to fix.