The Top 10 Dog Training Mistakes


  • 1

    Not understanding your dog and how to train- Take the time to consider temperament and what works for you and your dog training wise

  • 2

    Not Housetraining Properly - Dogs are intelligent but if they are untrained they can be a handful for even the most patient owners

  • 3

    Lack of Socialization – Poor socialization in the early puppy development stage can cause them to become afraid or aggressive

  • 4

    Misalign Signals with Actions – Positive attention for undesirable actions such as giving your dog food to stop him from barking

  • 5

    Punishment for Good Behaviors - Pairing unpleasant outcomes with desired behavior such as saying “come” only leaving the park

  • 6

    Not Enough Exercise - Dogs need exercise, without it they can fall into poor health and exert pent up energy into negative behavior

  • 7

    Not Managing Your Dog’s Environment – Without being able to keep your dog under control in any situation you put his safety at risk

  • 8

    Misinterpreting Dog Behavior - Get to know your dog so that you can anticipate and interpret his behavior

  • 9

    Interfering Human Emotions - Emotions play a large part in the dog-human dynamic and can affect the relationship with your dog

  • 10

    Failure to Train Dog to Respond Reliably to Commands -Training is a long-term partnership between you and your dog, not a quick fix