I don’t know about you, but when it comes to my kids, (both four-legged & two-legged) home is not school. I never sat down and made my kids study the alphabet; sure we read books and played letter games like I Pack My Grandmother’s Trunk, but I didn’t spend tons of time quizzing them. I left that for their teachers.
In my mind anyway, home is a place I want everyone to feel valued, safe and respected.
In my work, with dogs and other pets, I help my clients see that raising a dog (or any other animal) right can be fun and should never feel like a battle. Most animals, and especially dogs, can learn routines and words.