If I ever was reincarnated, I can tell you what I would never want to come back as. No it is not a dung beetle, slug, or other gruesome animal most people initially state as a horrible animal to be. My answer would be even more specific. I would never want to come back as a puppy. Yes, you heard correctly, a dog trainer would never want to be reincarnated, if that were even possible, as a puppy. It has nothing to do with my love of dogs or coming back as something cute that would potentially receive human companionship and love as that creature. It has everything to do with the fact that many puppies are just plain set up for failure. While may answer may shock you, there are many reasons why puppies need a little more credit and how you can help set your puppy for success.
First off, puppies are doomed to fail from the start by many owners because people forget that they are puppies. Potty training is a huge issue and many people get so frustrated when a puppy isn't perfectly potty trained immediately. Human children aren't usually fully potty trained until they are three years old. In fact, more than half of children over 32 months of age can't "stay dry" for a whole day (Schum et al 2002). We have big primate brains and consider ourselves a more intelligent species, yet we expect puppies to get potty trained immediately while we struggle for years to get it right. I am not saying a puppy should take three years to get potty trained, but we need to be patient with our