This just in: Dogs don’t come hardwired for human living!
Okay, okay. It’s not “just in.” We should know this, but it seems to surprise a lot of well-meaning folks.
Dogs simply don’t come to us knowing that we don’t want them to eat from the trash can (but it smells so good!) or dash out the front door to sprint down the down the road (but there’s so much to explore! quickly!) or not to stick their noses in Aunt Betty’s crotch (but I can learn everything I need to know about her!).
That’s where dog training comes in.
Dogs evolved over tens of thousands of years to work with us, but it’s up to us to teach them the ropes of our unique human world.
Now THIS just in: A well-mannered dog doesn’t have to impact the planet. Training tools and techniques