Just by correcting these ten mistakes and misconceptions, you may routinely improve your probabilities of success to a level matching the highest 1% of essentially the most effective dog trainers on the planet. Chances are you’ll find this tough to consider, but even experienced trainers make a few of these mistakes. Yes. I’m referring to professionals who train dogs for a living.
For those who really need to chop down in your training time and see a REAL difference in your dog’s training response, busting these myths can be your stepping stone in achieving jaw-dropping results!
Myth #1: Training Ruins a Dog’s Personality and Breaks His Spirit
Dog abuse does that–not proper training combined with dog psychology. While you catch your dog making a mistake, it’s essential to correct it, not punish it. There’s an enormous difference! Hint: An indication of an abusive method is whenever you or a trainer is yelling, hitting or hanging your poor dog by his feet so as to make him listen or submit. Certain training tools also may be “misused” within the flawed hands.
Myth #2: Train Your Dog with Treats and He Will Eventually Take heed to You Just As Well, Even Without Any Tidbits Ceaselessly and Ever After
This undoubtedly HAS to be the largest scam in dog training history! Give it some thought. Would you continue to work to your company once they stop paying you? Then how could you most likely expect the identical level of response out of your poor dog, especially when you stop giving him those cookies? You need to surprise your dog with treats infrequently, but on the very “end” of your training session and NOT before each command. That’s being fair, smart AND practical. Besides, your dog should sit, stay or lie down since you said so and never because he will get a crispy bacon strip. Most of us were raised that way and turned out OK, didn’t we? Would not you quite depend on your Love, Leadership, Praise and Technique, as an alternative of Hotdogs, Cheese, Biscuit and Dried Liver? Let’s face it, it doesn’t take much talent OR skill to bribe a dog to death after which confuse it with dog training. Everybody knows that is simply–“bribery!”
Myth #3: Dog Parks Are the Best Place to Get Your Dog Socialized
That is where your dog actually picks up plenty of bad habits that are not easy to interrupt. These include: barking nonstop for NO reason, tackling and chasing one another, humping always, start marking inside your private home, and even stealing or guarding toys from other dogs–and possibly even from you. Let’s not forget jumping up on people, on dogs, growling, snapping, lunging and the possibility of your dog being bullied by much larger and stronger dogs. For those who occur to own a tricky dog, the day will come when your dog will meet his match that challenges yours, causing a really nasty dog fight. Remember that not all of those dogs are going to be healthy, vaccinated and even spayed/neutered. You have probably known of somebody that did not such as you for no apparent reason. It isn’t much different in dog parks. There can be that one dog that can pick on yours and even maul it for no reason simply because he felt prefer it. This ends in your dog losing total trust in-YOU–and becoming fearful and even aggressive toward certain breeds, or worse, toward ALL dogs for remainder of its life. As you’ll be able to see, taking your baby to dog parks is a big gamble where the percentages are strongly against you. So select properly!
Myth #4: Don’t Trouble Giving Your Dog ANY Commands, Until You Get His Visual Attention by Saying, “Watch Me!” First Answer this truthfully! Would you quite have your dog take a look at you or actually “listen” to you? I prefer each. But everyone knows that LISTENING is much more necessary. Then please don’t decelerate your training progress with the annoying, watch me… watch me… watch me… that is called nagging!!! (Poor men. Now you recognize what we undergo.) You simply need your dog’s eyes glued to you for those who select to arrange him for obedience competitions. Speaking from experience, most of you simply look after a well-mannered and obedient pet, quite than a super-trained dog that wins you all these titles, ribbons and trophies.
Myth #5: Since “NO” Doesn’t Get Your Dog’s Attention Anymore, Change it to “Eh”, “Eh-eh” or “Shht” As a substitute
You certainly want your dog to stop whatever it’s doing the second it hears,”NO!” Even when you’ve got been somewhat successful in getting your dog’s attention with strange terms similar to: “Eh,” “Eh-eh,” or my favorite of all–“baaaah.” Your folks, relatives, kids, and your neighbors will laugh at you and have a tough time remembering it. Let’s face it. When your dog misbehaves, people naturally tell it–“NO!” They will not really remember and even care much for every other terms. Sure, Cesar Millan can control dogs with “Shhht” and it really works for him. Are you The Dog Whisperer? I didn’t think so! (Hey Cesar. You owe me one bud! )
Myth #6: You Can Solve Your Dog’s Bad Habits, Which Mostly Occur in Your Home, by Joining an Obedience Class
Here is the major problem with dog classes: they’re structured to show your dog the “obedience factor” only! Ask yourself AND the trainer conducting that group class, how are you in a position to solve my dog’s bad habits that mostly occur in my HOME, by joining your group class that is filled with ten more unruly dogs? Can you actually help me solve my dog’s potty training, jumping up, play-biting, barking excessively, over-protectiveness, bolting out the door, chasing my cat, counter browsing, separation anxiety and never having manners around my guests, by dragging it every Wednesday night to a bunch class? So here’s the reality most of those dog schools hide from you: Group-class trainers, regardless of how qualified they could be, and regardless of how much they try to be helpful, when it really comes all the way down to it, they CANNOT assist you with these issues. You wish that one-on-one attention to perform those tasks. Even teaching your dog to Walk on a Loose Leash, Stay, Lie Down and Come to You When Called, are best taught in private or in your private home first.
Myth #7: You Cannot Really Teach a Young Pup Under 4 Months Old. And If Your Dog Is a Few Years Old, You Are Totally Out of Luck!
No dog is ever too young or too old to learn what is true and what’s flawed, what is suitable and what isn’t. It doesn’t really matter whether your dog is an eight week old pup or a stubborn eight yr old dog. With a “Diverse Method,” all dogs may be trained and learn to follow your rules. For instance, bad habits similar to peeing and pooping throughout your own home, jumping up in your guests, lunging, snapping, running around like a maniac, barking excessively, flattening your kids, terrorizing the guests and chasing down the mailman, are all unacceptable behavior. I’m sure you agree that there is no such thing as a excuse or age limit for ANY of those bad habits and with proper guidance and training technique, they may be solved.
Myth #8: All Dogs Can Be Trained with the Same Training Tool
There isn’t a magical tool that works on EVERY dog. Some dogs are only too strong, too big, too fast, too stubborn, and too sneaky for his or her poor owners. So which training tools do top trainers swear by? The reply may surprise you. But they too depend on whatever tool that works best for them and their dogs. So why should or not it’s any different with you? If the training tool by which you might be using for the time being doesn’t appear to get your dog’s attention or match your physical strength, try a unique one. Why use what doesn’t work? This is particularly necessary when your dog is faced with hard-to-ignore distractions similar to other dogs, your visitors, the mail carrier or around your neighborhood’s cats.
Myth #9: Dogs Were Born to Please
Sorry to burst your bubble, but nearly all of our dogs would quite please themselves first. It’s obvious that your dog loves you dearly, but don’t confuse that with “respect” or “obedience.” Also, if all dogs were truly natural PLEASERS, don’t you’re thinking that there can be NO dog training books, dog trainers, dog behaviorists and even doggie shrinks? Everybody would have an ideal dog with no bad habits and a dog that listens to you AND everyone else, regardless of what the circumstances. Hey, he’s a pleaser, is not he? I rest my case!
Myth #10: If You Send Your Dog Away to Be Trained, It Will Learn to Listen ONLY to the Trainer and Still Ignore Just Like Before
Here’s how I’ll bust this myth once and for all! No dog trainer can argue with the incontrovertible fact that all of the best-trained dogs you’ll be able to consider have been trained by an authority first. Dogs for the blind, dogs for the handicap, hunting dogs, and attack-trained police dogs, are simply to name a number of. Doggie Boot Camp is a smart selection, especially whenever you travel out of town, have a busy schedule, mother to be, in means of moving, or, for those who just prefer the “expert” to do the toughest part and have you ever do the upkeep. Mainly your dog goes to rehab and gets re-trained, next comes the harder part–training YOU!
NOTE: These ten dog training myths have been presented to you in essentially the most condensed way possible. As you read the remainder of the book, you may learn more about how I back up what I’m attempting to convey with much more compelling facts. But you haven’t got to take my word for it! I need you to research and study all ten of those myths and mistakes for yourself. Watch some dog classes, observe different dog parks, refer to a number of dog owners who’ve actually tried different training methods, and compare this book to other dog training and dog psychology books available on the market.
I’m confident the outcomes you may get by following the “Diverse Method” taught on this book, can be so convincing, that you’re going to agree other methods won’t stand a likelihood. It’s because by being diverse, you might be combining the very best of each method making yourself highly versatile.
by Creator, Master Trainer and Dog Psychologist – Kevin Salem, The Dog Prodigy