Bond with Your Dog for Maximum Training Results
The bond between a dog owner and his canine can be a very strong one. Forming such a bond requires a genuine sense of care, affection, responsibility, and, above all, the demonstration of trust and respect.
This mutual trust and respect is also crucial to effective dog training. That is why “positive reinforcement” training is the preferred methodology of trainers and veterinary behaviorists of today. Positive reinforcement offers longer-lasting results compared to positive punishment, and it does so by maintaining the owner-dog bond. There is not an owner in this world that would not benefit from learning how to train his/her dog with the consistency and nurturing discipline of a positive approach.
Discipline is most effective when the dog owner maintains the bond and trust in instilling long-term habits. Just like us humans, dogs learn more effectively when they feel secure and comfortable. Consistent, positive bonding helps our dogs thrive and learn with maximum results, leading to a happy canine and a happy human.
The animal-human bond can be seen in artworks throughout history. More recently, up for viewing are commissioned artworks in oil and pencil by artist Roger Henry, on exhibit at Dog and Horse Fine Art and Portraiture at 102 Church Street in downtown Charleston. The exhibit runs through November 1.
Henry is an international portrait artist living in Los Angeles, specializing in canines, equines, and humans. I found Henry’s work to be compelling, not just because of his subject matter, but also because of his attention to detail and the realism with which he portrays the emotions of his subjects at that instance. Details in Henry’s work reveal the personality traits of both the animal and owner and illustrate the mutual care and affection shared in the relationship. Henry says that he prefers to paint dogs the most, not surprisingly, because as the artist, he cannot help but form an affectionate bond with his canine subjects.
The art gallery features paintings and drawings of canines, felines, and equines by other notable artists, such as Beth Carlson, Lese Corrigan, and David McEwen, as well as spectacular bronze works. Visit Dog and Horse Fine Art and Portraiture and share in the joy of the artists bonding with their subjects.