We all adore our canines. Dogs, in general, are excellent family members and companions, but they may be difficult to teach.
They may be tenacious, perhaps extremely stubborn, and they may dislike the orders you give them on occasion. And they deserve to be spoiled, which means you must devote time to training them.
If your dog is always digging in the yard or chewing on the furniture, it’s time to invest in some basic obedience training.
Knowing what your dog is actually trying to tell you may assist with a variety of situations, from regaining control after a separation to learning to read the signs that tell your dog when to eat and when to quit.
If your dog does not listen to you, it indicates that there are issues in your connection with him. It will strengthen your bond with your dog if you train it to comply.
It will enhance your dog’s behaviour if you train your dog to appreciate obedience training.
Here is our list of 17 things not to do when training your dog:
- 1. DON’T chastise your dog if you are upset or lose control of yourself.
- 2. DO NOT reprimand your dog with the leash, any training tool, or anything else he should connect with responsibility or pleasure.
- 3. DON’T sneak up on your dog, grab him from behind, catch him off guard, or reach for him fast.
- 4. DON’T pursue your dog to capture him; instead, he should come to you or run after you.
- 5. DON’T entice your dog to come to you and then beat him; you’ll be sorry for the deceit.
- 6. DON’T trick or fool or taunt your dog. Teasing your dog to come to you when he can’t is a cruel and contradictory behaviour.
- 7. DON’T inadvertently reprimand a dog by treading on his paws; they are extremely sensitive. Don’t playfully or otherwise twist his ears. Never hit him on the back of the neck, behind the ears, or in the face.
- 8. DON’T annoy your dog; don’t give him commands all the time; don’t bother him with your yelling.
- 9. DON’T praise a dog for doing one thing and then punish him for doing the same thing the next. In dog training, consistency is a key attribute.
- 10. DON’T teach your dog within an hour of eating.
- 11. DON’T give up on a puppy under six month old.
- 12. DON’T throw or kick a dog, nor lift him by the head, legs, or neck skin.
- 13. DON’T work your dog without short periods of rest or play. A five-minute break after every fifteen minutes of training is recommended, while feats demanding strength and endurance are reserved for dogs beyond the age of six months.
- 14. DON’T allow others to give your dog commands. He must be a one-man dog while you are training him, relying solely on you to feed and care for him.
- 15. DON’T consider stunts to be the primary goal of training. The goal of all dog training is to make the dog useful. The acts to be promoted are those that arise spontaneously from the dog’s inclination.
- 16. DON’T expect your dog to be a magnificent dog after a few weeks of training; it may take four months to a year to make his master proud of him, but the work is worthwhile. Training never comes to an end.
- 17. DON’T make the mistake of assuming that your dog is stupid. He could disagree with you and believe that the trainer should know more than the dog.