It’s a Yes or No Question
We call our dogs good boys for many reasons. First and foremost, they are good boys. They just have good hearts. They always look after us and care for us. We also call them good boys when they’re being obedient – as a form of reinforcement to make them understand when they do something good.
Hearing the words “good boy” is a lot more important to them than we realize. It means a lot to them when their owners call them “good boys” (or girls), which is why they don’t particularly like it when they shower another dog with love and compliments. Well, that last part might not be true, but it really does mean the world to them to hear those magic words.