TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: Look your dog square in the face and make these promises (AND KEEP THEM):
I promise to love you and take care of you;
I promise to correct you when you are wrong;
I promise to encourage your good behavior;
I promise to respect that you are a DOG and ANIMAL and to not try to make you behave as a human;
I promise to do my best to learn why you do the things you do and to try to understand your language;
I promise to keep you safe and to keep those around you safe;
I promise to seek help for you if you need it, whether it is medical or behavioral.
I promise to provide you with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation so that you don’t become bored, frustrated and unruly!