Training dogs is not always easy and smooth. Especially new dog owners who are doing the training and teaching on their own, there are issues that are commonly encountered along the way. In fact, even professional dog trainers experience problems with all types and breeds of dogs that they train. No one is excepted.
Here are the top issues and problems in training our furry friends:
- Frequent Pulling of the Leash
Dog training, especially outdoors, would always call for the need to put your dog on the leash. Uncooperative dogs would still pull and break away, ending up dragging you even before the teaching starts.
This may pose a problem for your dog because this constant pulling can do harm to your furry baby’s neck and trachea. On the other hand, you can’t really stop your dog from pulling a lot, especially when everything outdoors seems exciting for him. To address this issue, invest a front clip harness for your dog. This is a safer alternative to the traditional leash that most dog owners are accustomed to.
- Always Distracted
One sign that your dog is always distracted is his unresponsiveness when his name is called. When something catches their attention, then he will have the desire to pull off the leash or bark incessantly. In other words, his focus is now all directed to someone or something else.
Keep in mind that dogs always love to be rewarded and commended. To rectify this problem, make the “come” command exciting and enjoyable for him. Ready a lot of doggy treats with you and even toys (if these can divert his attention to you too). Treats and chew toys will be your best friend when it comes to successful dog training sessions.
- Too Aggressive
Most of the time, dogs would often jump in the air and get too excited at the training materials that you will use. An example of this is the stuff used in agility training. Your dog would look very hyper in inspecting these new toys that it would be hard to teach him new commands. The key is still patience. Continue in training him the “come” command. Always reward him doggy treats every time he stops being all too excited and hyper at your command to “come” and “stay” This will teach him discipline and, in the long-run, fix this type of aggressive behavior.
Do you have other bad experiences that you had while training your dog? Share it with us, and let’s find a solution to resolve it soon!