THE DOG

BREEDS



They all come in different shapes and sizes, and that is also one of the reason we fall in love with them right away.


We do not share the same language but dogs do not need to talk, they speak to us directly with their heart.


Like us humans, dogs have their own past and genetic code. Depending on their history (ancestors and education), they may require specific attentions.


REPUTATION



It is important to know that dogs are never born with labels. We, wrongly put them on their heads. All big dogs are not dangerous, and not all small dogs are necessarily nice and calm.


The culture of the past decades has influenced a lot of people into getting a dog without really thinking it through. Still, a dog is not a present to offer, and getting one should not be taken lightly.


When it comes to choosing a dog, one must be mindful of how this new family member will fit into one’s own lifestyle. (more on that in the Master section).


Every year thousands of dogs are abandoned or returned to shelters because they did not match their owners’ “expectations”.


BAD BEHAVIOUR



A bad behaviour is a consequence of poor education. But what exactly is a bad behaviour? A good way to identify them is to watch out for these signals:

  • Dangerous to the dog's own well being
  • Dangerous to other dogs' well being
  • Physically endangering people or children
  • Destructive
  • Fearful
  • Physically or vocally threatening

These symptoms affect a large number of dogs, and it is absolutely possible to help them.

Not following commands should not be automatically considered as a bad behaviour.