The Most Common Mistakes Dog Owners Can Do


dog owners do not intervenyThose who walk with open eyes in the world of dog owners may discover several dog training misconceptions. It follows from that dogs are trained in a number of myths still hovers around or became outdated long ago. Plus, you can find those cases when they based on an incorrect assumption. Let’s look at some of the most common mistakes that could be avoidable easily. This is also timely because these myths often lead to confusion or conflict.

Dog Owners Think Canines Take Care of the Matter Among Themselves

A great deal of canine owners don’t intervene when their animal makes menace, or shows dominant behavior against another canine. They think the dogs will take care of the matter among themselves. But, if you hesitate in such situations, that could lead to a bad result.

Please, bear in mind – as the owner – our duty and liability are to intervene and resolve any conflicts occurring. Our intervention is really important when the dog fellows wrapped in a threatened dog, for instance, at the dog school, dog parks or group sessions held for puppies.

And your intervention has several advantages. On one hand, you – the owner – are affirming your alpha position. On the other hand, with the quick and cool-headed intervene a serious conflict or even a bloody fight will be avoidable.

My Dog Is Puppy Only, S/he Is Still Allowed

I observed that many puppy owners believe that they may allow their pet to approach a foreign dog without listening to friendly or even negative signals of that. They believe an adult dog would never hurt a puppy.

So their pooch even can bit at the other dog, after all it can get away with that, right? Well, unfortunately not!

I cannot sufficiently emphasize that any pup can act this manner only against their own litter mates. The mother dog supervises her successors with ultimate care. She repels adult dogs and allows others close proximity to the litter just after few weeks.

Of course, a puppy may afford more for itself within this small community. On the other hand, the “bite inhibition” instinct is missing in an adult dog basically. In other words; a grownup dog doesn’t tolerate the bite by a puppy s/he had never seen it before.

An older dog may react even a hostile manner to the approach of a more vivid puppy. So be careful before you let your puppies close to an unfamiliar con-specifics first time.

To avoid any inconvenience I suggest you to ask the other dog owners whether their dog is reliable. You should be convinced that you face a properly socialized dog.

Owners Think Their Animal Doesn’t Forget What Learned Before

I have observed also that many people who have a dog pleased when the training course is completed finally. That’s because they lull themselves into believing they never have to exercise the performing of “sit,” “stay” or “come” command with their dog henceforth.

Unfortunately, this is a misunderstanding as well. The commands – like everything else, what the dog has learned during his life – must to exercise in order to win continuous confirmation and integration into the animal’s behavior.

I already talked about this with several expert, plus experienced that the dog training often is a momentary victory only – all without the guarantee of lasting success. It often occurs that a puppy forget all suddenly when it enters the age of puberty.

And you know what? The same phenomenon presents itself when dog owners prolonged inconsistent behavior toward their favorite in a certain period. In this case, you can start it all over again. The “lifelong learning” applies here as well.

It will be continued next time,

Alex Sparrow

Alex Sparrow

Alex Sparrow

Alex Sparrow is a nature enthusiastic for more than seven decades. He was writing nearly 400 articles, reports so far about how to live with your dogs harmoniously.
Alex Sparrow