Why Puppies and Toddlers are Surprisingly Alike

It may sound awful to you, at first, when I suggest that you treat your tiny tot like a dog. But dogs and toddlers aren’t as different as you might assume:

After all, let’s consider your average puppy:puppy in shoes

  • Pees and poops in the house
  • Wakes you up in the middle of the night
  • Is insatiably curious
  • Gets into everything
  • Chews on your flesh (and everything else)
  • Eats inedible things
  • Has no idea what you want and doesn’t really care
  • Doesn’t understand English

Now, let’s consider your average baby at the verge of toddlerhood:

baby in shoes

  • Pees and poops in diapers
  • Wakes you up in the middle of the night
  • Is insatiably curious
  • Gets into everything
  • Chews on your flesh (and everything else)
  • Eats inedible things
  • Has no idea what you want and doesn’t really care
  • Doesn’t understand much English

So, can’t they learn the same way?

Damn straight, they do!

Luckily for us, both puppies and babies respond to basic dog training methods.

I have found that babies are as easy, if easier, to train than dogs, because they have a better grasp of language, which makes your job a whole lot simpler. And if you’re thinking that this website is going to be about putting a choke chain on your baby and flipping him on his back to teach him who is boss, think again. I wouldn’t do that to a dog, either.

Both species respond quickly and wholeheartedly to praise, reward, encouragement, and firm boundaries. People who resort to physical abuse on their dog OR their child are people who don’t know how to be effective trainers.

I want to show you how to be just that.

So join me! And… don’t take things too seriously. Dogs and children both love to laugh, so bring your smile when you embark on the journey towards a well trainer toddler.

Wondering why you should bother training your toddler? Read the reasons here. 

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