Don’t Reward Bad Behaviour
It can be tempting to give your dog a treat to distract them from bad behaviour or to interact with them when they do something wrong, but this can cause confusion. If you reward bad behaviour, you run the risk of the dog repeating the behaviour in order to get praise.Don’t Punish Your Dog
It’s important to be positive, encouraging and loving when you are training your dog. Rather than punishing them when they do something wrong, work on helping them to behave in a more positive way. When it comes to training, every dog needs to start somewhere.
Use Training Equipment
A lot of people underestimate the importance of using equipment, such as training leads
and training collars, when they are training a dog. Though it is definitely possible to train a dog without equipment, many owners find the process to be a little more difficult.
If you have ever had to learn something new, you will know that doing so takes time and practice. This is why it’s important to be patient with your dog, as it’s unlikely that they will pick up a new command straight away. Training your dog
won’t happen overnight, but with patience you will certainly get there in the end.