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Is Dog Training and child rearing similar?

1. Teach them what they need to know. Neither comes out of the oven "knowing" anything.
2. Set expectations from the start
3. Make boundries
4. Acknowledge the good
5. Appropriately discipline the bad
6. Focus on their strengths
7. Engage the mind
8. Engage the body
9. Embrace the soul
10. Proper health care
11. Proper Diet
12. Lots and Lots and Lots of LOVE

You decide! Personally, especially in the early years I do think there are a lot of similarities. There are differences too of course. But the fundamentals are the same. :)

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Asked by SalemWitchChild at 6:54 AM on Sep. 10, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (5)
  • no not at all!! maybe some basic principles but completely different!

    Answer by pinkdena at 6:57 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • Dogs and puppies are way easier lol.

    Answer by Keaton_Hazel at 7:58 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • Well since dogs can't talk back and throw rants, they are probably easier. But a child eventually grows up and dogs need constant care for their whole lives. But I love my 4 dogs so am happy to care for them :) My stepdaughters are teenagers going through the rebellion stage- need I say more LOL.

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 8:04 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • My brother seems to think so, though he has neither dogs nor children...

    Our dog behaves way better than our child, though, lol. Dogs are easier to establish dominance with. Children are so strong willed. Although I'm not saying that one should rear a child as though he/she were a dog. I think they're too completely different ways of leading...

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 8:54 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • sometimes and in some ways ... yup.

    Answer by MamiJaAyla at 6:13 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

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