" In order for a caretaker of an animal to peacefully coexist with others and members of a household, one should know the difference between teaching, training, education, and discipline."(J.Scott2007)
Many of you might be asking "What is competent Dog training?" and, "How is it achieved?"
The Easiest way to answer that is is to identify the problem, and find the most effective solution.
Before I get into methods of training and philosophy, let me define a few keywords in the art of creating a successful partnership between owner and pet.
To Train-Suggests a distinct end or aim. The pet will benefit from instruction, become mentally proficient and responsive to orders and commands.
Discipline- Is more than training. It implies subordination to a master. Enduring that which is hard to bear. You are installing or implanting fear into a dog to gain control or manage its actions. Also known as correction, restraining, curbing, direct motivation and punishment.
Analyze-Is to resolve, dissect, or breakdown. A division for the sake of determining the pets true nature or the inner relationship of its parts. To discover qualities causes, effects, motives, potential as a basis for action or for judgement.
Hierarchy-People, dogs, or things that are arranged in ranks or classes. In the animal kingdom order is graded through a series of tests that determine its authority in the pack. Also known as survival of the fittest.