Professional Dog Trainer and Behavioral Specialist, Doggy Dan, has created a tutorial called, The Missing Link: Why You’re Struggling to Train Your Pup and How a Comprehensive Dog Training Program Can Help. We’ll go over some of his top tips in this article, but please feel free to access his blog post for free:
Just like humans, puppies can have a variety of behavior issues such as:
- Peeing indoors.
- Destructive behaviors due to stress/separation anxiety.
- Biting, growling, and showing aggression.
- Excessive barking.
- Jumping, pulling on the leash, not coming when called.
- And SO much more! These sorts of behaviors can take the joy out of owning a dog and might even make you question why you got a puppy to begin with!
Two Biggest Puppy Training Mistakes
Mistake #1. Mixing different dog training methods.
I bet you’ve already spent time searching the internet for resources to help your puppy overcome whatever behavioral challenge they (and you!) are experiencing.
There are many wonderful dog training programs out there. And most, fortunately, use kind, gentle methods. However, when you start mixing dog training methods, things can quickly become CONFUSING FOR YOUR PUPPY.
If you want your puppy to understand how you want them to behave, you have to be consistent in the methods you use, the commands you use and your reaction to things.
Mistake #2. Using harsh, expensive and harmful training products.
Usually it’s exhaustion and frustration that leads people to turn to harsh training products such as electric shock collars, choke chains, electric fences and other harmful tools. Harsh training products often cause more problems in the long run like anxiety and aggression. The only thing they accomplish is creating fear in your dog. For more information about dog shock collars, read Doggy Dan’s article, Why Dog Shock Collars Are a Totally Unnecessary (and Destructive) Training Tool.
For much more detailed information about why you’re struggling to train your puppy, please read Doggy Dan’s blog post:
Dog Training Doesn’t Have to Be a Struggle
The best way to train your puppy to listen to you when it matters most is by using a comprehensive, calm and gentle training program. Pick ONE complete training program that covers all puppy training issues and stick with it.
I suggest visiting Doggy Dan’s blog post where he’ll tell you about his complete training program called, The Complete Pack. This includes access to six of Doggy Dan’s most powerful training programs:
- The Dog Calming Code
- Everyday Tools and Techniques
- Project Moses (my favorite!)
- Perfect Puppy Program
- Dan’s Dog Training 101
- All Dog Problems Solved
- The Forum Doggy Dan offers a $1 Trial of The Complete Pack. Go to his blog post and get more information about The Complete Pack plus everything we’ve talked about.
Who is Doggy Dan?
Doggy Dan is a Professional Dog Trainer and Behavioral Specialist, and the creator of the dog training website, TheOnlineDogTrainer.com. The site has more than 300 videos where you get to see Doggy Dan working with dogs and their owners. He offers a $1 three-day trial to the website and a monthly membership for $37. It’s been my #1 recommendation for dog training for more than seven years because it is effective and affordable.
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