This blog entry comes about because I've noticed there seems to be some emphasis on presenting a successfully run multidog household by showing photos of dogs sharing resources. I think this can be misleading and perhaps even demotivating to some.
We have a variety of training items available to look at and buy, during your appointments.
After a short trip to Athens to visit some volunteers who care for 'street/dump/village' dogs, I was fascinated to watch some of the dogs' interactions with other dogs, people and resources (food, water, resting places in the shade, human affection)
We use the term pet parent in most of our literature. We're not the only source to use this term even if some find it rather 'New Age'; others prefer pet guardian; others refer to dog owner.
*In the world of changing behaviour in an ethical manner, things work more efficiently if the chances of things going wrong are minimised, whilst the chances of things going right are maximised. *
*Life with our dogs could be so much easier if we just tried to reduce the pressure on ourselves and on our dogs. To take a step back and work out what is important in the grand scheme of things. Our dog's happiness and comfort, or our need to over-control, or maintain our standing, ego or respect with our dog and with others, and for what? Who really cares at the end of the day? It's really about us and our dogs and our relationship with them. *