Training can be the difference between a "good" dog and a
"bad" dog. Dogs are just like children - they need love,
security and guidance. They do NOT raise themselves and
instictively know NOT to chew the couch or your favorite
slippers! They have to be trained in a loving manner to
exhibit appropriate behavior. Even though it will take
effort on your part, you will be amazed at the results
consistent training will bring. Don't forget, your dog
is learning all the time, whether you are teaching or
not determines "what" he is learning.
If I'd gone to puppy classes, I'd not have chewed your glasses Or caused you such great pain Oh I woulda been a good dog and I coulda been a good dog If I only had been trained I would not be just a nothin' my mouth all full of stuffin' From your new couch and your chair I'd behave -- you must believe me Don't you know you're not s'posed to leave me Chorus Oh gee, I'm running free - I slipped out of the door You can chase me but you'll never catch me 'cause You have two legs - but I have four! I've been all alone for hours, your plants are missing flowers Your socks are rearranged I've been just so very busy, it's enough to make you dizzy You should really have me trained I could dig my way to China or at least to Carolina When I'm left outside too long I'm your little Rover-Tiller and the neighbor Mr. Miller Thinks you should have stuffed my kong You thought that I was lonely, would be better if you only Got another pup Time unsupervised was ample so I served as his example Now there's twice as much torn up! Chorus Take a look at all these books Puppy Training 101 I know you won't believe it but they say Living with me - could be real fun And in terms of my housetraining, I wish you'd stop complaining And get out of my face Oh my breath will just amaze ya, I've developed copraphagia I've been cleaning up the place They say that I'll get bigger and it only goes to "figger" Your troubles will grow too You could teach me while I'm little, what to chew and where to piddle And then you'd be happy too Chorus There could never be another, your sister or your brother Who'd love you more than I For a dog I'd be classy, I could be another Lassie All you have to do is try Picture me - obediently - sitting by your side I would never dump the trash or chase the cat I'd be so good - OK, I lied! There's a moral to this story, I could be your pride and glory My behavior well maintained I would not be a disaster, you could be a better master If you'd only get me trained!