By Saro Boghozian, Expert Family Dog Trainer
Why is it that there are so many dog owners that have dog issues? Or better said why there are so many dogs with behavioural issues?
As a dog expert and trainer myself, I have been thinking about this for many years. Many times I have felt that I, alone to help my own dog community was not possible. There are so many obstacles that I need to deal with. First is the number of dogs. Then is the form of the training and the education that is needed to deal with all these. I mean not all dog experts and trainers think alike and agree on one thing. I personally can’t stand when other so called dog trainers use treats to tell and teach a dog to sit and stay. Anybody can do that and you don’t need to be a dog trainer.
Anyways, the ideas are all different and there are so much information in this day and age all over the internet and the media that one can be bombarded with all these and get even more confused to where to start let alone what kind of training to choose.
Few years ago, Cesar Millan appeared and I was hopeful that he may be able to solve the problems. He got big and bigger and I was more hopeful. I was sure that he will be able to unite dog lovers, dog owners and dog experts to solve all the dog problems.
Now, it has been almost 7 years since that day I got to know Cesar and today we still have the same issues that we had then. The only difference is that everybody knows Cesar Millan as teenagers know their rock stars. They are fan of him but the message has not transferred as it should have been. Some follow his system, some copy his system and some don’t understand his system and just love to hear Cesar talk. Even Cesar can’t help me with this issue. How else can a clear message be sent to people about how to start a relationship with a dog and how to continue that relationship?
I am still a one man show and my goal is to help all dog owners to become an educated dog lovers. The saying “you can bring a horse to the water but you can’t make it to drink” I guess applies here.
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]https://www.jonahsark.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/saro-boghozian.jpg[/author_image] [author_info] Saro received his expert dog trainer certification from The College of Canine Behavioural Science and is also a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers and does volunteer behaviour consultation with a number of dog rescue organizations. Saro’s play, praise and reward training classes are always in high demand as are his private one-on-one training sessions. Rather than using treats or gimmicks like shock collars, Saro’s training methods help owners understand how to use a dog’s natural intelligence to achieve success. [/author_info] [/author]