This Interview with Bo Obama’s trainer was great. I found myself nodding in agreement with most of her statements. It’s worth a read, and it can also give you a good idea of my methodologies. I was impressed by how her answers were so similar to what I would have said.
”I don’t like to use labels because once you put a label on a dog, people emphasize the negative for some reason. It’s the way we were raised: “How can I fix this problem.” I don’t think it’s a matter of correcting it; it’s a matter of replacing it with something else incompatible with what they want to do—something desirable. People get focused on what the dog is doing wrong rather than paying attention to what they want the dog to do instead.”