Features August 2006 Issue

Dog Trainers Note How Men and Women May Train Differently

Trainers note that men and women often bring different skills – and different strengths – to the task of dog training.

Men are from Mars. Women are from Venus. Dogs are from Neptune. A well-known trainer recently made a public comment about men’s inability to act silly with their dogs, to the detriment of their ability to use positive training methods effectively. Are we really three alien species, destined to live forever in a world of miscommunication and misinterpretation? Is one gender truly better suited to bridge the communication gap between the human and canine species?

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