The earth is a complex natural environment where things co-exist in harmony. Dog training is a complex relationship between two species who don’t understand how to co-exist without adapting their communication methods. Continuing our understanding of dogs must begin within, as the relationship between people and dogs cannot rely on misunderstood concepts of training that inhibit a dog’s natural response to its world and stimuli. Belief that a dog is more or less tied to its wolf roots can both help and hurt us. Modern science should allow for a deeper understanding of both science based training and the natural harmony that exists in the world and is evident in nature. That said, a dog can only relate to the world to an extent through the eyes of its human. So our relationship with our dogs is key to both existing in harmony with their species and existing in harmony with nature.
Several facilities in the greater Richmond area offer opportunities to build a harmonious relationship with your dog through training, sport, and outdoor activities. To learn more, visit First Paw Forward or Richmond Pet Lovers.