Wow! So I'm watching "It's Me or the Dog" on TV and this family is eating dinner at the dinner table with their dog standing on the table eating off of the kids' plates! Disgusting! When the host of the show asked the parents why they allowed this behavior, the dad responeded, "Everybody knows I don't like it, but they don't do anything about it. So, I keep my mouth shut." What??????????!!!!!!!!!!!!! The mother broke down crying saying that she was raised always hearing her parents say "No" to everything and she did not want to be that kind of parent. !@#$%@!
Dogs and children need the same kind of upbrining. They need to know who is in control. That is a matter of safety and survival. They also need boundaries and guidance. "No" is a very important word. What will weak parents say when their child starts to sneak out at night? What will they say when their child want to smoke pot? What will they say when their child wants to inhale? What will they say when their child wants to experiment with drugs, alcohol, and sex????!!!! Parents have got to get a spine and get back in control of their families!