Our awesome Upper North Island Rehoming Team Lead Abbie likes to bust old school dog training myths. She has put together a list of myths that you can find in the dog training section on our website, see the link below. Here's one example of a common myth:
Think about it, if you got mugged at the supermarket and your friend gave you a hug and a cup of tea to comfort you, do you think you would be more likely to feel scared next time you went shopping? Of course not! Can you imagine instead if your friend ignored you and said “I know you are scared, but if I give you any sympathy you are just going to be more frightened next time you leave the house.” I think that would be the end of that friendship!