As I was saying, the leash is your tool, a dog can sense exactly how you’re feeling and what you’re thinking because your energy goes from you through the leash and to the dog.
Please be confident that your dog will do a certain command because if you are uncertain and don’t think that your dog will do it, THE DOG KNOWS, so in their minds they think, ” well if you don’t think I can do it, then why should I.” A dog’s mind and a child’s mind are almost exactly the same, if they know they can get away with something they’re going to push it for everything that they can no matter what!
Dogs know whether a person is a good person or a bad person the second you open your front door. They know if a person walking 10 – 20 feet away is dangerous and they start barking aggressively to warn them and you.
Although a human brain is ten times larger, the part that controls smell is 40 million times larger in dogs! Wow! A dog’s sense of smell is 100,000 times stronger than ours.
Even if a puppy is extremely hyper, they know when you are not feeling well and most of the time they will have the ability to calm their body down and lay next to you just to make you feel better.