After thousands of years of practice, it can be easy to assume that training a dog would be fairly easy. But most of the time, pet owners commit mistakes. These mistakes often result in bad habits that leave pet parents frustrated.
In this blog post, we have compiled some of the most common mistakes pet owners make when training their dogs. Read on and make sure you’re not committing these mistakes.
Scolding puppy when he makes mistake
It can be frustrating to catch your pup in the act of peeing on your new rug, but scolding your puppy for doing so will not do you any good. First, the dog isn’t going to understand where your anger is coming from. Second, shouting or punishing your dog for their mistake will cause fear. Next time your pup feels the urge to eliminate, he may have to do it somewhere you can’t see him.
Being consistent is they to a successful training. If you don’t want the dog on the bed, then be sure to communicate this rule with the rest of the family. If one of your daughters allowed the dog to lie down on the bed, then this may confuse the dog.
Expecting too much too soon
Training your dogs requires a considerable amount of time and energy. Just because you’ve been training for a few days now, you shouldn’t expect that your dog will understand what the word “come” means in every scenario. Be patient. You’re going to need lots of it.
Feeling guilty for using a crate
Some pet owners refuse to put their dogs in a crate because they think it’s cruel. As a result, they allow the dog to roam around the house freely. This, however, leads to accidents – a lot of them.
Dogs don’t like to soil their den. Crate training is actually beneficial in potty training since dogs wouldn’t want to relieve themselves inside the crate. Make sure that you take your dog outside after eating, drinking and upon waking up.