Amit Enventres wrote: As much as humans try to personify dogs, they are basically coexisting wolves.
s. ayalp wrote:One word for every bad habit is just so rough. It puts dogs under stress for minor stuff and it is usually not major when you need to warn the dog. My dogs know I have levels for "no". 3 levels actually. I make a sound like "tchktchktchk" for minor stuff. It's like "yeah but don't do that" or "I can see that is wrong, correct yourself". When I trow the ball, say, to a tree in the left and she is searching for the ball in the right. It is a bit of a friendly way of saying no. Second level is "shhhh". That is "you know it is wrong", this covers most of the stuff. "don't enter the house", "don't take a dump there (lawn)", "don't walk right before me, stay back". Things start with "don't". The final level is no-no. I say "A!"