We need to learn to communicate with our dogs. As Rittmeister Max von Stephanitz, the founder of the German Shepherd Dog breed, wrote in his book The German Shepherd Dog (1925): the trainer “must learn to read the soul of the dog, and his own too. He must observe himself closely so that he shall not only be prevented from underestimating the dog in his human arrogance, but also that he may be able to give the dog suggestions and help in an intelligent way. Whoever can find the answer to the question ‘How shall I say this to my dog?’ has won the game and can develop from his animal whatever he likes. This answer, however, is not easily found.”

Jutta and Dasko discussing methods of positive training