There are certain ways of training a dog; methods and well known ways to effectively train a dog. There are also things you should never do and we’re going to list them here. When you have a well trained dog, they lead a happier and healthier life. You will also enjoy a trouble-free life long companion.
The conventional method of dog training tips and guide would be to list a series of things that you should “Do” when training. But sometimes what should be done can be said best by telling what should not be done. Dog training – basic obedience, house and potty training are therefore essential and important to a dog’s education.
This training post lists the following 15 DON’T things you do when trying to train a puppy or older dog, or any dog for that matter. The reasons for the DO NOT list will become evident as you read through them.
15 Things You Shouldn’t Do When Training a Dog
- DON’T ever punish your dog while you’re angry.
- DON’T ever jump to the conclusion that your dog is stupid.
- DON’T punish your dog with a leash or any training instrument. Training should be associated with fun.
- DON’T sneak up on your dog or grab him from the rear.
- DON’T chase your dog to catch him; he must come to you; or run to you.
- DON’T deceive your dog. Example: Don’t coax your dog to you and then turn on him and beat him.
- DON’T punish a dog by striking him in the face.
- DON’T grab your dog or reach for him quickly.
- DON’T praise a dog for doing a certain act, then at a later time, scold him for doing the same act.
- DON’T train your dog immediately or soon after he has eaten.
- DON’T ever lift your dog/puppy by the head skin of the neck.
- DON’T work your dog without some short rest or play periods during training.
- DON’T permit anyone else to give commands to your dog.
- DON’T teach your dogs tricks until they learn the basics.
- DON’T expect your dog to be a wonderful dog after a few weeks of training!
If you want to train your dog and make it easy for the both of you, remember these 15 rules of what not to do when dog training.