Many new dog parents harbor the misconception that training their dog once will solve all their problems, but that’s seldom the case. Dogs are smart, curious creatures with their own wants and needs. They continuously adapt to a changing environment by altering their behavior, and make desirable and undesirable choices when given the opportunity.
Consequently, parents must either acquire some training skills or perpetually rely on professional trainers. Many dog parents often resort to isolation as a way of avoiding issues, but that’s a strategy that invariably has adverse effects on a dog’s behavior.
This doesn’t mean parents need to become dog training experts. Rather, they simply have to become proficient at understanding and managing the unique personality of their individual dog. It’s not a quick and easy process, but with the right guidance from a skilled dog trainer, mastering this should be straightforward.