If you treat your dog as a human, your dog will treat you as a dog.
Dogs share our homes and our lives. A dog becomes a part of the family. Humans often treat their dogs like little humans, and so it’s no wonder that dogs often seem to behave in human-like ways. Yet dogs are above all… dogs. And to be happy pets, they need to be treated like dogs, and they need to think that they are dogs.
That doesn’t mean that you need to be a tough disciplinarian at all times, nor do you need to whisper quiet messages into your dog’s ears. But you do need to discover that sometimes the best way to treat your dog is different to what you may feel like doing.