One of my friends realy has some issues with his dogs. (no it's not you Curt if you are reading, your dogs are ok) After watching the Dog Whisperer on TV I realize that this guy's dogs are way out of control even though I have never owned a dog, I'm doing the right things when I meet them. I don't allow them to jump on me and I don't just reward them when I first meet them. I guess that explains why I got along so well with my ex-girlfriend Jane's doberman. That was a really cool dog. It was well trained to begin with, and Jane did a good job of taking control of it. And when I met that dog I did all of the right things by what I've seen on the TV show.
But if I go to the door of my friend's house and ring the bell, the dogs go crazy. And then when I go in they are all over me. They are constantly rewarded for all of the wrong behavior. What really gets me about it is I'm told I'm not a "dog person." Not a dog lover because I have a problem with this. But now I'm seeing that perhaps I'm more of a dog person than some of these dog owners. The reason I haven't been that crazy about owning a dog is because most of the people I've known who own dogs have let their dogs do whatever they wanted. It isn't the dog's fault. It's the owner's fault.
Jane's doberman was cool. I loved that dog, and I'm not a "dog person". It was well trained and we got along great. Perhaps Jane wasn't so bad after all. She understood dogs, but she certianly didn't understand me. I don't think she understood men. And I'm very well trained!