The basic command is sit. The puppy doesn’t exactly get it, so she pushes his bottom to the ground. She talks to him all the time and tries to get him to behave.
The puppy really wants to please the old lady. And he loves the treats he gets for doing things right. But he’s really confused. His vocabulary is limited because he’s only nine months old. He wants to know more words, but he just can’t understand them all at once. What he hears from his beloved old lady is “blah blah blah blah sit blah blah blah blah.” He understands her when she just says “sit,” but this time he’s lost with all the words. Why can’t she just keep it simple and tell him what she wants?
The moral: too many words make the message lost in babble. The KISS principle applies to dog training … and communicating with your constituents.
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