This is kind of a tricky question, especially for a dog parent like you who is just starting out. Also, if you happen to be writing a tech blog on pet care, this is kind of a tricky issue, isn’t it? From the outset you need to be very clear about what it means to give your dogs everything, plus you need to settle the issue of whether or not this really is good for your dogs.
But of course, for the sake of you and your website visitors, here are a few key things that you must remember. First of all, no one likes a spoilt child, and this rule goes the same for dogs, too. So, the most important thing is to make your dog learn how to follow, because in the long run, this will really be good for them.
Why Following is Better for Your Dog (Really)
Follower dogs feel secure because they know someone else is in charge.
You see, evolutionarily speaking, dogs come from packs and still bear the history of being in a pack. Because of their pack instincts, they’ll naturally be looking for a leader who can really handle the troubles and responsibilities. Your dog craves a leader who has everything under control. If you can provide this figure for your dog, then all will be well. Then HE doesn’t have to worry about trying to figure out our complicated world.
Follower dogs feel happy because everyone likes them.
Since follower dogs are so willing to listen to you, it’s easy to teach them good behaviors. People appreciate well-behaved follower dogs and are quick to pet them and compliment them. Dogs love this kind of attention. What this sort of attention does to dogs is that it gives them the kind of incentive that they need to convince them to be good dogs (read: dogs who follow orders).
Follower dogs feel secure because they’ve learned the consequences of everything they do.
Follower dogs have been taught which behaviors bring them praise and petting, and which behaviors bring corrections. This clear distinction helps them choose which behaviors to do, and which behaviors to avoid.