A well-train dog usually leads a happier and healthier life
and its owner also can enjoy a trouble-free lifelong companion. Dog training - basic obedience, house and potty
training are therefore essential and important to a dog’s education.
The conventional method of dog training tips and guide would
be to list a series of things that you should “Do” and you might even know the A-Z of dog training. But
sometimes what should be done can be said best by telling what should not be done. Hope you agree with
This article seeks to list 18 “Don’t” when you train your
dog. The reasons for the don'ts will become evident as the lessons continue and each one is based upon the
distinctive psychology of the dog's mind.
Ø DON'T punish your dog while you are
angry or lack control of yourself.
Ø DON'T punish your dog with the lead
or any instrument of training or anything he should associate with duty or pleasure.
Ø DON'T sneak up on your dog or grab
him from the rear.
Ø DON'T chase your dog to catch him;
he must come to you or run after you.
Ø DON'T coax your dog to you and then
turn upon him with the whip. You will regret the deception.
Ø DON'T trick or fool or taunt your
dog. It is cruel and inconsistent to tease your dog to come to you when he cannot.
Ø DON'T punish a dog by stepping on
his paws needlessly. They are exceedingly sensitive. Don't twist his ears playfully or otherwise. Never strike him
on the backbone, in the face or on the ears.
Ø DON'T grab your dog or reach for him
quickly. He should never fear his master, should not be made nervous by his master, and should feel that punishment
given is deserved.
Ø DON'T nag your dog; don't be giving
orders to him constantly; don't pester him with your shouting.
Ø DON'T praise a dog for doing a
certain act, then at a later time, scold him for doing the same act. If you permit him to bite your toes today and
think it fun, do not strike him for doing it tomorrow, when you are not in good humour. Consistency is a chief
virtue in dog training.
Ø DON'T train your dog immediately or
soon after he has eaten.
Ø DON'T lose patience with a puppy
younger than six months. Never throw or kick a puppy nor lift him by the head or leg or skin of the
Ø DON'T train him in feats requiring
much strength or endurance until he is at least six months old.
Ø DON'T work your dog without some
short rest or play periods during training. A five-minute rest for every fifteen minutes of training is
Ø DON'T permit everyone to give
commands to your dog. While you are training him, he must be a one-man dog, depending on you alone to feed him and
care for him.
Ø DON'T consider tricks the chief end
or the chief part of training. Usefulness is the object sought in all instruction of the dog. Acts that spring
naturally from the dog's instincts are to be fostered.
Ø DON'T expect your dog to be a
wonderful dog after a few weeks of training; four months to a year may be necessary in order to make the master
proud of him, but the work is worth the effort. Training never ends.
Ø DON'T jump to the conclusion that
your dog is dumb. He may differ with you believing that the trainer should know more than the dog.
To end, try to remember these 18 Don’ts rules, enjoy training
your dog and most importantly have lots of fun along the way!