When the dog is repeatedly teased with the sight of objects inducing salivary secretion from a distance, the reaction of the salivary glands grows weaker and weaker and finally drops to zero.— Ivan Pavlov
Off-limits Dog Training quotations
Never trust a dog to watch your food.
To me dogs are not the students, not the ones that need training.
To me a dog is a teacher of life, who teaches us the principles of the most important moral values; honesty, integrity, loyalty, trust, respect and love.
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.
You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. Our dogs will love and admire the meanest of us, and feed our colossal vanity with their uncritical homage.
Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really.
In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.
Properly trained, a man can be a dog's best friend.
No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses.
There is the little matter of disposal of droppings in which the cat is far ahead of its rivals. The dog is somehow thrilled by what he or any of his friends have produced, hates to leave it, adores smelling it, and sometimes eats it.
I exercise about 40 minutes a day, and I'll run one day and do circuit training the next day. I live in an area where there are brilliant hills and mountains, so I get a good hill run with my dog. At home, I'll do the circuit training with old weights, along with pull-ups in the trees and that sort of stuff.
Dogs are not people dressed up in fur coats, and to deny them their nature is to do them great harm.
The old saw about old dogs and new tricks only applies to certain people.
Humans have externalized their wisdom-stored it in museums, libraries, the expertise of the learned. Dog wisdom is inside the blood and bones.
Dogs have given us their absolute all.
We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.
The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them.
The more one gets to know of men, the more one values dogs.
No matter how little money and how few possesions you own, having a dog makes you rich.
Understanding your dog and knowing how to control him, develop his potentials, and resolve behavior problems, emotional conflicts and frustrations are no less essential than love and respect.
With the exception of women, there is nothing on earth so agreeable or necessary to the comfort of man as the dog.
If you get to thinking you're a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else's dog around.
Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.
Dogs like to obey. It gives them security.
Our dogs will love and admire the meanest of us, and feed our colossal vanity with their uncritical homage.
The pug is living proof that God has a sense of humor.
My dog watches me on TV. So, if I may take this opportunity, "No! No! No!"
A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk.
The dog is a yes-animal. Very popular with people who can't afford a yes man.
It is a truism to say that the dog is largely what his master makes of him: he can be savage and dangerous, untrustworthy, cringing and fearful; or he can be faithful and loyal, courageous and the best of companions and allies.
The more I see of man, the more I like dogs.
Poetry is a religion without hope. The poet exhausts himself in its service, knowing that, in the long run, a masterpiece is nothing but the performance of a trained dog on very shaky ground.
Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.
And then there's the personal question so many of Lassie's fans want to ask: Is he allowed on the furniture? Of course he is-but, then, he's the one who paid for it.
Man is a dog's idea of what God should be.
Training a dog, to me, is on a par with learning to dance with my wife or teaching my son to ski. These are fun things we do together. If anyone even talks about dominating the dog or hurting him or fighting him or punishing him, don't go there.