Here is the third installment of Tippy Wisdom. Again, sorry for taking so long between posts.
Tippy Wisdom #7: Things are not always as they appear on the surface.
One day I spied this turtle shell that Tippy had found and had been chewing on. I only saw the white part and thought I had happened upon a rare albino turtle. Upon closer inspection, I found out the truth. The brown color of the turtle is just a veneer that can be peeled away. Who knew? Certainly not me!
Tippy Wisdom #8: Praise is much more effective than correction. (Correction is going to be necessary, but the more you praise the wanted behavior, the less often the unwanted behavior will show up.)
Tippy Wisdom #9: In order to have a stress free environment, the leader of the pack must be clearly established. This is true for the dog/person relationship, but also for the everyday life of humans: student/teacher, worker/boss, child/parent, etc.. When there is a clear leader, everyone is happy.
Tippy Wisdom #10: A treat doesn’t have to be something unhealthy. Tippy, for instance, loves carrots so I use them as a special treat for her. (Of course, she eats cow piles, so I’m not real sure this is the best analogy. LOL)