What Dog Training Taught Me About Faith

A Need to Breathe

We can have no greater asset in life than true hope – my hope is found in Jesus Christ. And this is what dog training taught me about the Father’s love.

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If you’re not familiar with them, trainers have several important techniques when it comes to socializing and teaching confidence in young dogs. One of those techniques is to gradually “shape” behaviors – building on simple commands, creating more complex tasks. If you told a puppy to go ring a doorbell or tell you when an alarm goes off, he would never understand. But if you break down those jobs into behaviors that he already knows – such as “nudge” or “touch” or “paw” – it suddenly becomes an attainable goal.

If you tried to teach a puppy a complex behavior in a high-distraction environment, you would surely overwhelm the poor creature. So you start slowly, in a…

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Published by Hannah Gaudette

Hannah Gaudette is a home-school teen living in the hills of New England. When she’s not writing stories or training dogs, it’s a safe bet you can find her with some other animal, like cats. She's a life-enthusiast and advocate for food allergy awareness, youth ministry, and service dogs.

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