Relationship building with your dog
When a dog gives you their full attention and know that we understand them and can communicate with them- it truly is the BEST most rewarding feeling in the world. In order to become #1 to your dog, you HAVE to do things with them, and that means, teach them through obedience, make them earn things, be fun (dogs want to be where the fun is at just like us!), teach them what behaviors you DO NOT want as well, be a leader. Keeping that reward and consequence balance will bring you the healthy relationship you've always wanted with your dog. Without these two components, something will be missing. Dogs appreciate clear communication as much as we do.