It's all about motivation for Duke, and he seems to get that, instinctively.
The ability to learn new tricks parallel, between old dogs and men, is intended to disparage men, not dogs.
I totally agree with him but would go even further in warning that giving unsolicited advice is a sure way to erode trust and drive people away.
Trust is the single most important ingredient of any relationship -- "Where there's no trust, there's no love," according to my mentor.
Published: August 8, 2011 Perhaps the single most difficult aspect of relationships is effective communication.
When a woman asks a man how he feels about a contentious issue in their marriage, he frequently answers with what he thinks instead.
I'll fore-go the reasons for that and concentrate on results.The "I think", versus the "I feel" conversation quickly becomes a circular argument with neither person successfully making his or her point.Published: August 6, 2011 I have a nine-year old golden retriever, Duke, who, with sufficient incentive, typically a food treat, learns new tricks all the time.Ken's recently published book, Act Like a Man is available on Amazon.com, and has received 5 Star reviews from dozens of men and women.
More from Ken Solin Published: August 31, 2012 A man who runs into a burning building and saves someone's life is everyone's notion of a hero.
As the number of women enrolled in the graduate schools of business, medicine, and science, has increased to half or more, the ranks of men have decreased proportionately.