Compassion – do not use harsh or cruel training methods or gadgets
Respect – respect shown to your dog will be returned
Trust – allow the pup to show you what he is capable of doing
Consistency – dogs, like people, appreciate a routine and a level of predictability
And...ha - this just in via E-mail:
Hi, I just read your latest blog post and the five "rules". I confess. I'm one of your silent supporters. I don't dare utter your name and praise you in the same sentence on the two LGD groups I lurk in on Facebook. I'd be crucified. But I live for your blog posts. Once again, you hit the nail on the head!
--LGD loving goat owner fan, "JKS"